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IFA OF THE YEAR 2019/2020 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, NIGERIA

IFA OF THE YEAR 2019/2020 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, NIGERIA.
Eriwo ya!

We greet you all in the name of Olodumare, Orunmila and all other Orisa. We also extend the greetings of Araba Agbaye (the permanent Chairman of the Council of Araba/Oluwo, the pillar of the International Council for Ifa Religion) to you all in this season of the World Ifa Festival. With combine efforts of Board of Ethics and Scripture and the Council of Elders of ICIR, we the members of Publication Committee of the Oke-Itase 2019/2020 Organising Committee set up by the International Council for Ifa Religion are hereby presenting verses of the Ifa of the year recited with inspiration by the priests on the mat in the early hour of Sunday, 2nd June, 2019, which stands as the first day of the year in Ifa calendar system. The Odu Ifa that came out for this year is OTURAMEJI (Otura on the right, Otura on the left). The Odu advises us to guide against imminent fight (fight between people, groups, communities, tribes and nations) and ebo is recommended to avert it. Ifa Priests from Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Republic of Togo, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, United States of America, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina, Panama, Britain, Switzerland, Ghana and Sweden were all there and made their contributions. The verses of OTURAMEJI recited with their narratives are below:

1.
Ifa sees fortunes for all believers this year. People will prosper over their businesses. Those who are planning to travel out of their place of birth will prosper there. For manifestation of this prophesy, people need to make ebo with two tortoises, 2 cocks, 2 hens, 2 pigeons, money and two cutlasses. After making the ebo, the two tortoises or one will be given back to the person. In other words, if at all tortoise would be killed for the ebo, it should be one. Also, the parents of anybody who is sick should make sacrifice with the above items except cutlasses. On this, Ifa says:

Pere n ko to oni se
A difa fun Otu
Lojo to n sunkun ire gbogbo lo si ode Ipapo
Igba Otua rahun meji
Lo la yebeyebe bi Oba Ereke

Pere n ko to oni se
Cast Ifa for Otu
When longing for all good things while going to the city of Ipapo
It was when Otu sacrificed two tortoises
That he became as rich as the king of Ereke town

The above verse talked about a man known at Otu. He went for divination when he was poor and was planning to change environment to Ipapo town. He was advised to make ebo whose items included two cutlasses and two tortoises. On getting to Ipapo, he went into farming with the two cutlasses. When he was working in the farm one day, he found a pot of hidden money. He came home and returned to his home town in Ife. He didn’t leave the tortoise behind. One day, the child of olofin was sick and the ebo recommended was two tortoises. They were looking for the tortoise but couldn’t find until somebody informed them there were two in the house of Otu. They went there and Otu demended for a lot of things. Olofin provided him all those things and collected the tortoises. They made ebo for the child of Olofin and he was healed. Another verse of Oturameji that supports that people will profit over their businesses is below:

Olobonhunbonhun ni fapa mejeeji da gbedu
A difa fun Aluke
Ti i somo Olodumare
Aluke mama de omo Olodumare
Eyin o mo pare aje la n sa kiri?

It is a beetle that uses its two wings to make sounds like gbedu drum
Ifa revelation to Aluke
Who was a beloved child of Olodumare
Here is Aluke, the child of Olodumare
Don’t you know we are all running after money?

2.
People are warned against adultery or even harbouring it in mind. Men should be careful for married women. This is because, what is considered to be secret will be exposed. In this verse, Ifa tells us the story of Orunmila who went to Ipapo with his wife. When Orunmila got there, some men were eyeing his wife. He sent the wife to present gin, 8 kola nuts and palmwine to the people. Then, they were disgraced. On this, Ifa says:

Oti loti ejo
Obi lobi imoran
Emu ta o ri ri ni emu arajonjo
A difa fun kekere Ipapo
A bu fun agba Ipapo
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n sawo lo si ode Ipapo
Kekere Ipapo won kii ti ejo
Ifa mo ba won ro, mo segun won
Agba Ipapo won kii ti ejo
Ifa mo ba won ro, mo segun won

The wine is the wine of litigation
The kolanut is the kolanut of wisdom
The strange palm wine is the palm wine of Arajonjo
Cast Ifa for young men of Ipapo city
Cast Ifa for old men of Ipapo city
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was going to the city of Ipapo
The young men of Ipapo were never found guilty
Ifa, I have litigation with them
I surely win them.
The old men of Ipapo were never found guilty
Ifa, I have litigation with them
I surely win them.

3.
Women energies are needed for positive changes and peace in the world. Proper recognition must be accorded women at all levels. We need to appease the Iyami Aje so that they will make our endeavours successful. Ifa says men who are not in accord with their wives should make peace with the wives for accomplishments. Many men are suffering owing to the conflicts with women. Ifa says mutual understanding and cooperation with women will make men successful. At home and in the places of work, men should try to win the cooperation of women. If not, there would be conflicts and it will not lead to favourable situation. There should be ebo with 4 big rats, 4 plates, kola nuts, palm oil and money. The ebo will be made inside 4 plates. On this, Ifa says:

Akiyesi ni odin abere
A difa fun Orunmila
Won ni ebo aseni ni ko maa se
Baba si gbebo nibe lo ba ru ebo
Mo mo yin adese!
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!
Olasubulohun
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!
Ote arinnijoojo
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!
Eleyinju otingini
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!
Apaparoro niya yin je
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!

Carefulness is what needle requires
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
He was told to make ebo because of the adversaries
He complied|
I know you people
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you
Olasubulohun
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you
Ote a rin nijoojo
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you
Eleyinju otinginni
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you
Apapanroro niya yin je
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you

4.
Ifa recommends good hygiene for sound health. People should make clean the environment to guide against diseases. Also, people need to always put on clean cloth throughout the year. On this, Ifa says:

Guule-guule awo Kukumo
A difa fun Kukumo
Irin gbere awo Ewu
A difa fun Ewu
Alaafia lau awo Aso
A difa fun Aso
Aso a loun sebo Alaafia

Guule-guule the priest of kukumo
Cast Ifa for Kukumo
Irin gbere the priest of Ewu
Cast Ifa for Ewu
Alaafia lau the priest of Aso
Cast Ifa for Aso
Aso always says it has made ebo to be healthy

5.
This year, people will regain their lost glories. Ebo should be made with 4 pigeons, gin, honey, kola nuts, money, cooked beans and egbo (a kind of cooked corn). On this, Ifa says:

Egbo egbo ewa ewa
Ewa ewa naa egbo egbo
A difa fun won lode Erupe
Nijo ire ile won si lo
Ire gbogbo to si lo pe
O to se de
Egbo egbo ewa ewa
Ewa ewa naa egbo egbo

Egbo egbo ewa ewa
Ewa ewa naa egbo egbo
Cast Ifa for the people in the city of Erupe
When their fortunes deserted them
All fortunes that deserted long time ago
It is high time you returned
Egbo egbo ewa ewa
Ewa ewa egbo egbo

6.
Ifa says here that all chief priests/priestesses should make ebo for long life. All leaders of Ifa/Orisa groups should also make the ebo. The items of the ebo are a he-goat or 3 cocks, palm oil, a big rat, mone, pap and kola nuts. On this, Ifa says:

Osiki awo Imoran
A difa fun Olori Abore lotu Ife
Won ni won o rubo
O gbebo o rubo
Osiki ma de o awo Imoran
A kii mama fe Olori Abore ku

Osiki the priest of Imoran
Cast Ifa for the head Priest of the city of Ife
He was told to make ebo
He complied
Here comes Osiki, the priest of Imoran
We don’t miss the head priest

7.
Ifa advises all to always talk positive about Olodumare, the Imole, the Orisa and our leaders as well as our individual spiritual parents. Saying good things about them in their absence will always bring healing to us. There will always be blessings of all natures and misfortunes will be sent away from us by broadcasting good things about Olodumare, Imole, Orisa, our leaders and godparents. Besides the spiritual implication of saying bad things about them, anything we say about them will be revealed to them by people we think we confide in. Also, all spiritual parents should always pray for their spiritual children. On this, Ifa says:

Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Agbe ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Agbe
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
E pe ko maa se aso re ni aro
Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Aluko dododo ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Aluko dododo
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
E pe ko maa se aso re ni osun
Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Odidere mofe, omo odo Oba ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Odidere mofe, omo odo Oba
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
E pe ko maa ti ire idi re bo inu epo
Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Akuko otangalaja ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Akuko otangalaja
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
E pe ko maa da aso egberegbe bora
Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Okunrun ibule ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Okunrun ibule
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Ko dide
Eeru ogale! Ko dide!
Nijo ewure bimo tire ni dide
Ko dide
Eeru ogale! Ko dide!
Nijo agutan bimo tire ni dide
Ko dide
Eeru ogale! Ko dide!
Nijo adiye bimo tire ni dide
Ko dide
Eeru ogale! Ko dide!

Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Agbe that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Agbe
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him/her to die his/her cloth back
Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Aluko that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Aluko
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him/her to die his/her cloth purple
Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Odidere mofe, the parrot, from Oba River, that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Odidere mofe, the parrot, from Oba River
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him/her to dip his/her buttock feathers into palm oil
Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Akuko Otangalaja, big rooster, that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Akuko Otangalaja, the big rooster
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him to cover his body with beautiful cloth
Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Okunrun ibule, the sick, that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Okunrun ibule, the sick
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him/her to get healed
Eeru ogale! Get up!
It is on the day a goat gives birth that the kid gets up
Let him/her get healed
Eeru ogale! Get up!
It is on the day of birth that the lamb gets up
Let him/her get healed
Eeru ogale! Get up!
It is the day a chick is hatched that it gets up
Let him/her get healed
Eeru ogale! Get up!

8.
Those who have legal issues, even if they have genuine evidence that can vindicate them, should make ebo so that they will not lose the case. Such people should not be intoxicated by their social status, age, influence or affluence to the extent of looking down on anybody. Ebo must be maid with a he-goat, money, a big rat, pap and palm oil. On this, Ifa says:

Oti loti ejo
Obi lobi imoran
Emu lemu arajonjo
Ikunle ni fimoran we idi
A difa fun Kekere Ipapo
A bu fun Agba Ipapo
Nijo won n lo ree kunle ejo
Ebo ni won ni won o se
Kekere Ipapo nikan ni n be leyin to n sebo
Mo ba won ro mo segun won
Kekere Ipapo won kii ti ejo ni wiwi
Mo ba won ro mo segun won

The wine is the wine of litigation
The kolanut is the kolanut of wisdom
This palm wine is the palm wine of Arajonjo
Cast Ifa for a small boy of Ipapo city
Cast Ifa for an old man of Ipapo city
When they took legal action against each other
They were told to make ebo
Only the small boy of Ipapo city made the recommended ebo
Ifa, I have case with them
I surely win them
The small boy of Ipapo was never found guilty
Ifa, I have litigation with them
I surely win them.

9.
This year, Ifa advises women against divorce. Women, who are thinking of divorcing their husbands, especially wives of priests, should have a rethink. This is because, after leaving the husband, such a woman will be exposed to a lot of dangers which would have been averted had she remained with the husband. Men should also not maltreat their wives. They should not frustrate their wives to the extent of making her see divorce as option. If divorce takes place, the men will be accused of or took responsible for any danger the women are exposed to.
On this, Ifa says:

Otura kan soso ni kii se eewo
Bo ba di meji a di otito
Bo ba di meji a di ododo gbakogbako
A difa fun Odidere
Ti i se aya Orunmila
Nijo to ni oun o ni ba Ifa se mo
Ebo ni won ni ko se
Ipin aisebo, egba aiteru
Odidere ni “Orunmila oro!
O ra oun leegun itan woo woo woo!”

Appearance of one otura is not impossible
When it becomes two, it becomes truth
When it becomes two, it becomes a meaningful sign
Ifa revelation to Odidere, the parrot
Who was a wife of Orunmila
When she said she would not have anything to do with Ifa again
She was advised to make ebo
She refused to make the recommended ebo
Odidere, the parrot said “Orunmila, the extraordinary being!
He broke my thigh bone with the sound ‘woo, woo, woo’”

10.
Kings and leaders need to make ebo so that they will prosper more and the subjects and followers be ready to follow them. Each person, especially kings and leaders must appease their Egbe Orun, the celestial comrades. And leaders should not be stingy especially about the type of meet to serve the followers during occasions. Frog should not be eaten or cooked to serve people throughout this year. For the leaders and head of temples and kings, a cow is recommended to appease the Egbe Orun. The items of ebo are honey, sugar cane, all sweet edible things, gin, wine, beer, money and a cow. After the ebo, the cow will be used to appease the Egbe Orun and people will eat and drink. On this, Ifa says:

Bata meta
Bata mefa
A difa fun Olofin
O se konko, awa ko e
Olofin se konko fun awa je
O se konko, awa ko e
O se gbangba, a gba e
Olofin se ohun gbangba fun awa je
O se gbangba, a gba e

Three bata drums
Six pieces of shoes
Ifa revelation to Olofin
You cooked frog, we reject you
You Olofin, you cooked frog for us
You cooked frog, we reject you
You cooked big meat, we accept you
You Olofin, you cooked big meat for you
You cooked big meat, we accept you

11.
Ifa priests and priestesses will be put to test this year. Kings and other important personalities in the community will need the services of the priests and priestesses. Ebo is needed because of people who are close to such personalities and who will be discouraging them against inviting the priests or priestesses. Also, the kings and important personalities should be warned to be careful of the people who will be advising them against consulting Ifa and making ebo. Ifa priests and priestesses should all make ebo and appease the Egbe Orun, celestial comrades and Ibeji. The items of ebo include sugar cane, honey, banana, aadun (parched corn, ground and mixed with oil or honey), gin, ground nuts, kola nuts, beans, beanscake, corn, pap and palm oil. In this verse, Ifa tells the story of Orunmila who was invited by Olofin. When Orunmila got to the house of Olofin, Ajibowu, a friend of Olofin who did not want things to get better for Olofin, told Olofin that Orunmila could not help him. He told Olofin to put Orunmila to test to know his spiritual capability. At night, they mixes sand with benniseads and gave to Orunmila to seprate from each other before the day breaks. Orunmila entered his room and was thinking of solution to the problem when his celestial comrades just appeared and did it for him. In the morning, he gave sand and benniseeds separately to Olofin. They could not believe. At night again, Ajibowu, the friend of Olofin again advised that before Olofin could rely on Orunmila, the former should ask the latter to climb the coconut tree in front of the palace and pluck all the seeds and cut all the leaves. This was a very difficult task because, the coconut tree was too tall for anybody’s climbing. The ultimatum was for Orunmila to do before the day breaks. As Orunmila was thinking standing beside the tree in the midnight, some monkeys came from nowhere, climbed the coconut tree, removed all the leaves and threw down all the seeds. Orunmila was as happy as a king. The king was surprised in the morning when Orunmila presented him the seeds. Ajibowu told Olofin to confirm before they could believe because, Orunmila could get the seeds from somewhere else. Then, they went out to look at the coconut tree in front of the palace and found out that the task was done. After this, Ajibowu was trying to advise Olofin against making divination but the Olofin did not listen again. When Orunmila eventually made divination to Olofin, it was Ajibowu that Ifa saw as an archenemy of Olofin. It was then clear to Olofin that Ajibowu was advising him against divination in other to cover his misdeed. On this, Ifa says:

Okanjuwa kii mu eje eniyan
Eje ara won ni won n mu
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n lo si Otu Ife
Baba n lo ba won tun Otu Ife se
Ebo ni won ni ko se
O gbebo o rubo
Asebo setutu
E wa bani ni aruse ogun
N laa bani lese Obarisa

The greedy does not drink another person’s blood
He/she drinks his/her own blood
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was going to redeem Otu-Ife
He was told to make ebo
He complied
All you believers
Come and meet us in victory
In such condition we meet one at the feet of Obarisa

12.
People whose things are being destroyed need to make ebo and appease Orisa Ibeji. Those who have Ibeji, twins, as husband, wife or children should treat them with love. The items are aadun, honey, sugar cane, banana, palm oil, kola nuts and money. On this, Ifa says:

Aarun waara
A difa fun won lode Ipapo
Nibi Alakedun ti n fi iru ba iwa won je

Aarun waara
Cast Ifa for them in the city of Ipapo
When the monkey had been destroying their fortunes with its tail

13.
Those who want to marry divorced women need to make ebo. This is because, after the marriage, the ex husbands will wage war against the new husbands. The items of sacrifice are shea butter, pap, money and palm oil. On this, Ifa says:

Agbe koya koya
Agbe kota kota
Agbe rora sure dako
Agbe rora ma ko iroko
Ki iroko ma baa wo
Oba igi ni se
A difa fun rapata Ose
To n lo ree gba Kudese obinrin Arira
Won ni ebo ni ko wa se
Ogbebo, o rubo
Arira wonu Ose
Awogbe! Awogbe aye!
Arira wonu Ose

The farmer who burns iya tree
The farmer who burns ita tree
Let the farmer be cautious while cultivating the farm
Let the farmer be cautious lest he burns Iroko tree
Lest Iroko fall down
It is a king among the tree
Ifa revelation to the big Ose
When going to snatch Kudese, the wife of Arira
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
Arira, the thunder struck Ose tree
Without any harm! Without and effect!
Arira, the thunder struck Ose tree

14.
Ifa says for total solution for the imminent fight or war, we should find the source, the causes and leaders and solve the problem from the source. Also, we should make sure we get to the buttom of the matter for permanent solution. On this Ifa says:

Orunmila lo di ajawarikan
Emi naa lo di ajawarikan baba mi Agbonniregun
Ifa ni bi Ogun ba pa eran
Bi o ba ti i ri ori re
Oju a maa yan an
Orunmila lo di ajawarikan
Emi naa lo di ajawarikan baba mi Agbonniregun
Ifa ni bi Ija ba pa eran
Bi o ba ti i ri ori re
Oju a maa yan an
Orunmila lo di ajawarikan
Emi naa lo di ajawarikan baba mi Agbonniregun
Ifa ni Obalufon makin are
Bo ba peran bi o bat ii ri ori re
Oju a maa yan an
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere
A ja gbori eku
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere
Aja gbori eja
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere
Aja gbori eye
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere
Aja gbori eran
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere

Orunmila said the right thing is to grab its head
I repeat the proper thing is to grab its head, Bara Agbonniregun
Ifa said whenever Ogun kills an animal
If he has not got its head
He would not be pleased
Orunmila said the right thing is to grab its head
I repeat the proper thing is to grab its head, Bara Agbonniregun
Ifa said whenever Ija kills an animal
If he has not got its head
He would not be pleased
Orunmila said the right thing is to grab its head
I repeat the proper thing is to grab its head, Bara Agbonniregun
Ifa said whenever Obalufon-makin-are kills an animal
If he has not got its head
He would not be pleased
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing
We fought and got the head of rat
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing
We fought and got the head of fish
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing
We fought and got the head of bird
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing
We fought and got the head of animal
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing

15.
Business men and women should make ebo in order to have good profit. People will profit over business this year. The items of ebo include 4 pigeons, gin, honey, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:

Woroko woroko mo le sin iyun
Worokoworoko mo le sin segi
A difa fun Oba Ipara
To n lo re e ra Ina leru
Ero ipo
Ero Ofa
Eyin o mo p e Ina ti Ifa fowo ra
Lo je ki ara ro awo

With stress I can string iyun, coral beads
With difficulty I can string segi beads
Ifa revelation to the king of Ipara
When going to buy Ina
Travelers to Ipo
Travelers to Ofa
Do not you realise that it was Ina bought by Awo
That made life comfortable for Awo

16.
This year, Ifa/Orisa/Isese religion will witness influx of people. People from other religions will revert to Yoruba Traditional Religion. Even, among these people would be people who have castigated followers and blasphemed against Ifa/Orisa in the past. Ebo should be made with 8 pigeons, honey, gin, edible things and money. On this, Ifa says:

E je ki bunibuni o maa buni
E je ki peganpegan o maa pegan
E je ki ganniganni o maa ganni niso na
Ewure ile won abeenu gbongbo
Agutan ile won abenu bokua
Awon Abenu boruku boke bi igbado yomo tire leku
A sefa fun Orunmila
Nijo won lawon o nib a se mo
Asebosetutu
E bani laruse ogun
N laa bani lese Obarisa

Let the abuser continue abusing one
Let the despiser continue despising one
Let the derider continue deriding one
The goat in their house with small mouth
The seep in their house with wide mouth
People with sharp mouth like the young maize
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
The day they said they would not relate with him
All performers of ebo
Come and meet us in victory
In such condition we meet people at the feet of Obarisa

17.
Ifa reveals that there are fights in the home, temples, clubs, societies and organisations. Ifa says that the busybodies are the ones creating unnecessary quarrels in the places. Ifa said the busybodies should stop the bad acts. On this, Ifa says:

Orunmila lo di atoto perepere
Emi naa lo di atoto perepere
O ni Atoto perepere to n be nile Ogun
E kilo fun un ko ma bale Ogun je
Orunmila lo di atoto perepere
Emi naa lo di atoto perepere
O ni Atoto perepere to n be nile Ija
E kilo fun un ko ma bale Ija je
Orunmila lo di atoto perepere
Emi naa lo di atoto perepere
O ni Atoto perepere to n be nile oun Orunmila
E kilo fun un ko ma bale oun je

Orunmila said this is a mere gossip
I repeat this is a mere gossip
He said the busybody in the house of Ogun
Should be warned not to destroy Ogun’s house
Orunmila said this is a mere gossip
I repeat this is a mere gossip
He said the busybody in the house of Ija
Should be warned not to destroy Ija’s house
Orunmila said this is a mere gossip
I repeat this is a mere gossip
He said the busybody in his (Orunmila’s) own house
Should be warned not to destroy his (Orunmila’s) house

18.
Ebo should be made by parents to prevent misfortunes for their children. Parents, especially mothers, should monitor the movement of their children who are in schools or place of works. Also, parents should be advised against using their children to hawk commodities and taking commodities to the market on behalf of the parents. They should know the actual time that their wards return from school and should call the ward or the school when it is time and they have not returned. Also, people who kiil or kidnap should stop the devilish act. Kidnappers and killers will be caught. Also, people who have only three female children need to make ebo lest the children got kidnapped and killed. The items of ebo include 3 cocks, 3 big rats, 3 knives, 3 cutlasses, money, 3 small gourds, palm oil and pap. On this, Ifa says:

Akuko to ko lanaa iko rere lo ko
A difa fun Iki to n rele Ado
Akuko to ko lanaa iko rere lo ko
A difa fun Gbodogi to n rode Ijesa
Akoko to ko lanaa iko rere lo ko
A difa fun Otutu ti se aya Orunmila
O n sunkun airibi
O n gbaawe airipon
Ebo lawo ni ko se
O gbebo, o rubo
O bi Wuruku-mo-jinde
O bi Woroko-bi-osu-le
O bi Odere-ki-i-se-oso
O bi gbogbo won labolabo
Awon meteeta dagba tan
Osin oba Ijaye loun a fekan ninu won
Bee ni won ko gba
Won wa lo ree naja ni Ijaye
Won to de bee ni won ko de
Otutu gbera, o mori le ode Ijaye
Ero ona e ba oun ri omo oun bi? Ijaye!
Oruko omo re tii je o? Ijaye!
Okan Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
Okan Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
Okan Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si agbala. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si Mogun. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si ekule. Ijaye!
O ni aye ra lonii o
O na ado mole
Gbogbo ero ona ku beerebe
Ero oja e ba oun ri omo oun bi? Ijaye!
Oruko omo re tii je o? Ijaye!
Okan Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
Okan Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
Okan Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si agbala. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si Mogun. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si ekule. Ijaye!
O ni aye ra lonii o
O na ado mole
Gbogbo ero oja ku beerebe
Osin, Oba Ijae, o ba oun ri omo oun bi? Ijaye!
Oruko omo re tii je o? Ijaye!
Okan Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
Okan Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
Okan Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si agbala. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si Mogun. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si ekule. Ijaye!
O ni aye ra lonii o
O na ado mole
Osin, Oba Ijaye ba ku
Iya Osin, o ba oun ri omo oun bi? Ijaye!
Oruko omo re tii je o? Ijaye!
Okan Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
Okan Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
Okan Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si agbala. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si Mogun. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si ekule. Ijaye!
O ni aye ra lonii o
O na ado mole
Otutu ati Iya Osin ba woya ija
Won ja titi eni kan o da eni kan
Bee ni eni kan ko la won
Otutu ati Iya Osin we po
Won ba di aagba inu igbo

The cock that crowed yesterday was timely
Cast Ifa for Iki when going to the city of Ado
The cock that crowed yesterday was timely
Cast Ifa for Gbodogi when going to the land of Ijesa
The cock that crowed yesterday was timely
Cast Ifa for Otutu the wife of Orunmila
She was wailing over her barrenness
She was starving herself for inability to conceive
She was advised to make ebo
She complied
She gave birth to Wuruku-mo-jinde
She gave birth to Woroko-bi-osu-le
She gave birth to Odere-ki-i-se-oso
The were all female
When the three children grew up
Osin, the king of Ijae wanted to marry one of them
None of them agreed
They went to Ijae market with commodities
It was time for them to return but they had not
Otutu, their mother stood up and headed for Ijaye town
Returnees from Ijaye, did you see my children please? Ijaye!
What is the name of your child? Ijaye!
One is Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
One is Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
One is Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in his palace premises. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in the shrine of Ogun. Ijaye!
Osin killed one at his backyard. Ijaye!
She said the world is destroyed today
She threw down a small gourd and broke it
All the returnees died
Market people, did you see my children please? Ijaye!
What is the name of your child? Ijaye!
One is Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
One is Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
One is Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in his palace premises. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in the shrine of Ogun. Ijaye!
Osin killed one at his backyard. Ijaye!
She said the world is destroyed today
She threw down a small gourd and broke it
All the market people died
Osin, the king of Ijaye, did you see my children please? Ijaye!
What is the name of your child? Ijaye!
One is Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
One is Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
One is Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in his palace premises. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in the shrine of Ogun. Ijaye!
Osin killed one at his backyard. Ijaye!
She said the world is destroyed today
She threw down a small gourd and broke it
Osin, the king of Ijaye died
The king’s mother, did you see my children please? Ijaye!
What is the name of your child? Ijaye!
One is Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
One is Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
One is Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in his palace premises. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in the shrine of Ogun. Ijaye!
Osin killed one at his backyard. Ijaye!
She said the world is destroyed today
She threw down a small gourd and broke it
Otutu and the king’s mother started fighting
They fought for long without victor from anyone
And there was nobody for intervention
Otutu and king’s mother twisted together
They then became aagba rope in the forest

19.
People are advised not to get panic over rumours. We should have evidence of issues before taking it serious. This is because, there will be a lot of false rumours circulating around this year. On this, Ifa says:

Orunmila ni o di atutupere
Emi naa ni o di atutupere
Orunmila ni oro ti o n ba Aworo Ogun leru
Ti Aworo Ogun n beere lowo Ogun
Orunmila ni atutupere ni
Orunmila ni o di atutupere
Emi naa ni o di atutupere
Orunmila ni oro ti o n ba Aworo Ija leru
Ti Aworo Ija n beere lowo Ija
Orunmila ni atutupere ni
Orunmila ni o di atutupere
Emi naa ni o di atutupere
Orunmila ni oro ti n ba Akapo oun leru
Ti Akapo oun n beere lowo oun
Orunmila ni atutupere ni
Orunmila o se n fo bi Egun?
Orunmila o se n fo bi Eyo?
Orunmila iwo lara iwaju
Awa lero eyin
Orunmila a jewo obun
Orunmila ni atutupere ni oro ti ko to nnkan

Orunmila said this is gossip
I repeat this is gossip
Orunmila said that matter that Ogun priest is panic of
That Ogun priest is making enquir from Ogun
Is nothing but mere gossip
Orunmila said this isgossip
I repeat this is gossip
Orunmila said that matter that Ija priest is panic of
That Ija priest is making enquir from Ija
Is nothing but mere gossip
Orunmila said this isgossip
I repeat this is gossip
Orunmila said that matter that his priest is panic of
That his priest is making enquir from him (Orunmila)
Is nothing but mere gossip
Orunmila, why are you speaking a strange language of Egun?
Orunmila, why are you speaking a strange language of Eyo?
Orunmila, you are the leader
We are your follower
Orunmila, we confess our inability to comprehend your statement
Orunmila said it means an immaterial issue

20.
There will be breakthrough for people who were cursed. Those who have been moving around with curses on their heads will be relieved of the curses. They need to make ebo with, beans, corn, 2 cocks, 2 pigeons, kola nuts, palm oil, coco nuts, honey and money. On this, Ifa says:

Berebere okunkun
Berebere osupa
A difa fun Orunmila
Lojo ti won n gbe Baba sepe
Bi won n gbe mi sepe
Ma maa laje maje
Mo rubo ewa
Mo rubo egbo
Bi won n gbe mi sepe
Ma maa laya maya
Mo rubo ewa
Mo rubo egbo
Bi won n gbe mi sepe
Ma maa bimo lemo
Mo rubo ewa
Mo rubo egbo
Bi won n gbe mi sepe
Ma maa nire gbogbo more gbogbo
Mo rubo ewa
Mo rubo egbo
Ko si eni to mo bi omi se denu agbon
Ganniganni!
Egan ko pe ki oyin ma dun
Ganniganni!

Berebere okunkun
Berebere osupa
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When they were raining curse on him
Whenever they are cursing me
I will be having riches upon riches
I have sacrificed beans
I have sacrificed cooked corn
Whenever they are cursing me
I will be having wives upon wives
I have sacrificed beans
I have sacrificed cooked corn
Whenever they are cursing me
I will be having children upon children
I have sacrificed beans
I have sacrificed cooked corn
Whenever they are cursing me
I will be having fortunes upon fortunes
I have sacrificed beans
I have sacrificed cooked corn
Nobody knows how water got inside the coconut
Oh you despisers!
Derision can never remove sweetness from honey
Oh you despisers!

21.
To overcome enemies, a ram is recommended as one of the items of ebo. Other items are kola nuts, palm oil, pap, gin and money. On this, Ifa says:

Mo dafa dafa, Ikin mi lu
Mo dibo dibo, Ikin mi la
Agbo gboro ija, o ke ruru ke ruru
A difa fun Orunmila
Nijo ti won n dite mo Baba
Agbo kuru mo on
Ma beru ija

I cast Ifa to the extent that my Ikin got perforated
I made use of the determinants to the extent that my Ikin got broken
A ram hears about fight, he starts boasting
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When people conspired against him
Ram, instigate the fight
Do not be afraid of fighting

22.
Ifa has said that grown up children should take good care of their parents. Ifa said the children are in the best position to make their parents have sound health and live long. Children should not be far from the parents to know what is going on with the parents and take the necessary actions. For the health of the parents and wellbeings of the whole household, children from each household need to make ebo so that misfortunes will not befall the household. The items of ebo include 3 cocks or a he-goat, a big rat, pap, palm oil, money and kola nuts. After making the ebo, an akose will be done which will be hanged at the entrance of the house. On this, Ifa says:

Iku dudu ni kosun dudu
Iku pupa ni kosun pupa
Aimookun ni kun ilepa orun dododo
A difa fun Omoseebi
Omoseebi ni somo Aro
A difa fun Omoseewo
Omoseewo ni somo Odofin
Iku ti ko ba pa Aro
Omoseebi omo Aro ni ko je
Arun ti ko ba se Odofin
Omoseewo omo Odofin ni ko je
Iku ki o ma yale yii wa
Ero ona, kii yale alakan mumi
Arun ki o ma yale yii wa
Ero ona, kii yale alakan mumi
Gbogbo ibi ki o ma yale yii wa
Ero ona, kii yale alakan mumi

Black death painted itself black camwood
Red death painted itself red camwood
The one that didn’t know what to use painted itself with clay
Ifa revelation to Omoseebi
Omoseebi is the child of Aro
Ifa revelation to Omoseewo
Omoseewo is the child of Odofin
The death that would have killed Aro
It was Omoseebi, the child of Aro, who repelled it
The disease that would have afflicted Odofin
It was Omoseewo, the child of Odofin, who prevented it
Death, do not enter this house
No passerby enters the crab’s house to drink water
Disease, do not enter this house
No passerby enters the crab’s house to drink water
All misfortune, do not enter this house
No passerby enters the crab’s house to drink water

23.
Priests and priestesses should be ready to always build their godchildren. This is because, they will surely reap the profit of the good seeds. They should not think of the bad things the godchildren do but the good ones. Godchildren should always be available to their spiritual parents. They should not think of the bad that might be done by the spiritual parents but the good. With this, they will receive blessings. Both spiritual parents and spiritual children should have mutual understanding and appreciate each other as well as forgive each other of bad acts. Additionally, Ifa advises that anybody who is due for initiation should do so without delay. On this, Ifa says:

Oti loti ejo
Obi lobi imoran
Emu ta o mu ri lemu arajonjo
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba oo te enlojo Igi nifa
Baba oo te Ogo keyin won
Won lebo ni ko se
Ogo de omo Elewuji ooo
Eni kan ni mo pe
Igba eni ko maa je mi

The wine is the wine of litigation
The kolanut is the kolanut of wisdom
The strange palm wine is the palm wine of Arajonjo
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
He would initiate one hundred and sixty four trees
He would initiate Ogo last
He was asked to make ebo
Here is Ogo, the child of Elewuji
I call just one person
Two hundred people are responding

24.
This year, there will be many wicked people using charms and incantations with strange languages. People should just depend on Ifa to overpower those people. On this, Ifa says:

Apala mo fio
Afio mo pala
Oro bale so woyowoyo
A difa fun Orunmila
Lojo ti Elewu n tori re ke
Ti Oloogun n tori re sa
Won lebo ni ko se
Belewu n ke
Boloogun n sa
Bi owo mi ba ti te Ikin
Maa sete

Apala mo fio
Afio ma pala
Issues lead to uproar
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
The day people with strange-language-incantation were reciting because of him
The day charm-men were doing because of him
He was asked to make ebo
If people with strange-language-incantation are reciting
If the charm-men are doing their evil works
Once I have my Ikin
I will overcome

25.
Ifa says the enemies will be put to shame because, the bad things they are expecting will not come to pass. All the chief priests of Ifa (Araba/Oluwo) in each town should make ebo because of the people who are after their downfalls. On this, Ifa says:

Araba ni baba
Araba ni baba
Eni a ba laba ni baba
Eni ti a ba niwaju to baba se funni
A difa fun Araba Pataki
Nijo ti n be nirogun ota
Kowokowo! Araba o wo mo
Oju ti Iroko

Araba is father
Araba is father
The person that got to a place first is the father
The senior one is enough to be the father
Ifa revelation to the prestigious Araba
When he was amidst enemies
It will soon fall! The Araba tree does not fall
Iroko tree is put to shame

26.
This year, there will be a lot of envy among siblings, friends and groups. This envy might turn to destruction of properties. The rich should be careful not to make the poor angry. Wherever one is, one should not make his/her siblings or half brothers/sisters feel that one does not recognize them. In this verse, Ifa tells the story of orunmila who was richer than others. Later, they were angry with him out of envy. He consulted Ifa and he was advised to tell the people that all that he possessed belong not to him alone but to all of them. He told them they have equal right to the properties. It was then they became happy. On this, Ifa says:

Yangi abori kugu
A difa fun Ebo
Ti n moju ekun sogbere omo
Igba ti yoo bi, o bi Esu Odara
Igba ti yoo bi, o bi Sanponna
Igba to yoo bi, o bi Iyami Aje
Igba ti yoo bi, o bi Orunmila
Baba ba baba Esu Odara
Owo ti mo ni yii o teyin ni
Baba ba baba Esu Odara
Iya mi yami Osoronga
Owo ti mo ni yii o teyin ni
Iya mi yami Osoronga
Baba ba baba Baba-Ode
Owo ti mo ni yii o teyin ni
Baba ba baba Baba-ode

Yangi abori kugu
Cast Ifa for Ebo
When longing for children
When it wanted to give birth, it bore Esu Odara
When it wanted to give birth, it bore Sanponna
When it wanted to give birth, it bore Iyami Aje
When it wanted to give birth, it bore Orunmila
Esu Odara, my father
The riches I possess is yours
Esu Odara, my father
Osoronga, my mother
The riches I possesse is yours
Osoronga, my mother
Baba-Ode, my father
The riches I possess is yours
Baba-Ode my father

27.
People who are longing for fortunes need to make ebo. After making the ebo, Sanponna, Ogun, Esu and Obatala must be appeased. This verse tells us the story of Orunmila. When he wanted to come to earth, he appeased Ogun, Esu and Sanponna before he went to Obatala for calabash of fortunes. The tradition was that when one chooses something as part of his/her destiny, Obatala would put ase on it and the person cannot choose any other thing. When Orunmila got there, Esu, Ogun and Obaluaye were playing with Obatala. Orunmila chose all fortunes and carried the whole calabash of fortunes before Obatala could realise. People who came after were told to go to Orunmila to choose from the calabash of fortune which was already with Orunmila. This is why till today, people go to Orunmila for fortunes. Full Ifa initiation is also needed for people who are longing for fortunes. On this, Ifa says:
Ajenjeniregun
E gboro oni de
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n torun bo wa sile aye
N oo lowo lowo ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de
N oo laya laya ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de
N oo bimo bimo ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de
N oo nire gbogbo ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de
N oo gbo gbo gbo ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de

Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was coming to earth
I will be very rich before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
I will have wives before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
I will have children before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
I will have all good things before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
I will live very long before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass

28.
Kola nuts with two lobes should be used to appease Ifa by individuals. We need to tell Ifa all our desires. This should be done for 16 days with 1 kola nut with two lobes every day. On this, Ifa says:

Ka mu raga kairaga
Ka mu raga kairaga
Afaiseye oko gbomole aworoko n jobi
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n lo ree fi gooro ro ni rara
Oro aje ti n ko tii ni
Ni mo wa ro fun o Ifa
Gbogbo ohun ti n dunni
N lawa wa fi goro ro
Gbogbo ohun to n dunni
Oro aya ti n ko tii ni
Ni mo wa ro fun o Ifa
Gbogbo ohun ti n dunni
N lawa wa fi goro ro
Gbogbo ohun to n dunni
Oro omo ti n ko tii bi
Ni mo wa ro fun o Ifa
Gbogbo ohun ti n dunni
N lawa wa fi goro ro
Gbogbo ohun to n dunni
Oro ire gbogbo ti n ko tii ni
Ni mo wa ro fun o Ifa
Gbogbo ohun ti n dunni
N lawa wa fi goro ro
Gbogbo ohun to n dunni

Taking raga against raga
Taking raga against raga
He who eats kola nuts and talks in strange language without being a bird
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When he was going to make supplication with two lobes kola nut
The matter of riches that I am longing for
Is what I have come to express before you, Ifa
All that we are longing for
Are what we have come to make supplication for with two lobes kola nut
All that we are longing for
The matter of wife that I am longing for
Is what I have come to express before you, Ifa
All that we are longing for
Are what we have come to make supplication for with two lobes kola nut
All that we are longing for
The matter of children that I am longing for
Is what I have come to express before you, Ifa
All that we are longing for
Are what we have come to make supplication for with two lobes kola nut
All that we are longing for
The matter of all good things that I am longing for
Is what I have come to express before you, Ifa
All that we are longing for
Are what we have come to make supplication for with two lobes kola nut
All that we are longing for

29.
Those who travel and leave behind women who might be their mothers, wives or daughters should take good care of them. We should not abandon any woman. We should always remember them, talk to them and bring things for them. This is because, when a woman feels abandoned and is angry with a man, things will not be good for the man. Ebo to be done here include a he-goat, a big rat, pap, money and palm oil. On this, Ifa says:

Mo ba won niwaju, mo ki won ki won
Mo ko won lona, mo saalo saalo
Aalo o te ara oko lorun bi afojudi
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n sawo lo egbe to jin gbungbungbun
Yoo si fi awon Iyami Osoronga sile
E mama binu, e ma ja
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja
Aje ti mo ni teyin ni
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja
Aya ti mo ni teyin ni
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja
Omo ti mo bi teyin ni
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja
Ire gbogbo ti mo ni teyin ni
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja

When I caught up with them, I greeted them politely
When I met them, I treated them with humility
Humility is never appreciated by the uncultured but they are quick to notice rudeness
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was travelling to a very far place
He would leave behind the Iyami Osoronga, extraordinary women
Do not be angry, do not fight
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight
The money I possess is yours
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight
The wife I have is yours
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight
The children I have is yours
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight
All good things I possess is yours
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight

30.
Ifa says with ebo, we will not fall for enemies. Ebo needs to be done with a big rat, 3 cocks, palm oil, pap and money in order to overcome

enemies. On this, Ifa says:
Baba dana koya, baba dana koya
Baba dana kota, baba dana kota
Baba dana kooro, baba dana kooro
Baba dana ko Ogungunbere tii se baba ewe
Babalawo Ose lo sefa ojo kan fose
Ti won ni yoo subu laarin ota
Korokorokoro ni ikona wose
Ko si ohun ti won oo fose se
Korokorokoro ni ikona wose

Man burns iya tree, man burns iya tree
Man burns ita tree, man burns ita tree
Man burns ooro tree, man burns ooro tree
Man burns Ogungunbeere, the tree that small kids like
Ifa priest of Ose revealed Ifa messages to Ose, the baobab tree
Who people prophesied would fall for the enemies
Contemptuously, people who burn trees look at Ose, the baobab tree
There is nothing they can do to Ose, the baobab tree
Contemptuously, people who burn trees look at Ose, the baobab tree

31.
This year, when we appease any Orisa with an animal, the head of the animal must be put on the Orisa. We can remove it after some minutes depending on the environment. Also, this year, when such animal is cooked, the head of the animal must be used to feed the Orisa. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila lo di ajanwari
Mi ajanwari lo da Bara Agbonniregun
O ni bi aja ba ti peran tire tan
Ori re lo n ja wa
Orunmila lo di ajanwari
Mi ajanwari lo da Bara Agbonniregun
O ni bi ekun ba ti peran tire tan
Ori re lo n ja wa
Orunmila lo di ajanwari
Mi ajanwari lo da Bara Agbonniregun
O ni bi idi ba ti peran tire tan
Ori re lo n ja wa
Orunmila lo di ajanwari
Mi ajanwari lo da Bara Agbonniregun
O ni bi oun Edu alajogun ba ti peran toun tan
Ori re loun n ja wa

Orunmila said emphasis should be on the head
I repeat that emphasis should be on the head
He said whenever a dog kills an animal
It is the head it struggles to take
Orunmila said emphasis should be on the head
I repeat that emphasis should be on the head
He said whenever a tiger kills an animal
It is the head it struggles to take
Orunmila said emphasis should be on the head
I repeat that emphasis should be on the head
He said whenever an eagle kills an animal
It is the head it struggles to take
Orunmila said emphasis should be on the head
I repeat that emphasis should be on the head
He said whenever he himself kills his own animal
It is the head that he struggles to take

AFFILIATED

Iyami Aje
Egbe Orun
Ibeji
Esu
Sanponna
Obatala
Orunmila

TABOOS
Do not steal
Do not eat frog
Do not commit adultery
Do not divorce
Do not fast

Verses recorded, transcribed and translated by:
Oluwo Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode (Chairman, Publication Committee)
Omidan Ifakemi Onifade (Secretary)
Oloye Fatunbi Adeniji
Chief (Dr) Abiodun Fafolarin Agboola (Secretary, International Council for Ifa Religion, ICIR).
Otunba Kehinde Idowu Fagbohun
Babaawo Ojoawo Windare
Babaawo Fayemi Abidemi Fakayode

Aboru! Aboye! Abosise!


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Sow Humanness and Honesty Today for a Blissful Tomorrow

It is the big rod that torments the gong
Torrential rains reduce the ant-hill to mud
Osun Ewuji, desirous of eating and drinking
Crawled stealthily into the ocean
Cast IFA for Eyin-Iwa (Thereafter)
Who is the senior of Oni (Today)
You people of Isinpe
It is because of Eyin-Iwa
That we should be benevolent to Oni (Today)
For whatever seed we plant today
We shall reap the fruits tomorrow
Sow humanness and honesty today
For a blissful tomorrow


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IRETEIKA — IFA OF THE YEAR 2018/2019 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, NIGERIA

IRETEIKA
IFA OF THE YEAR 2018/2019 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, NIGERIA.
Eriwo ya!
We greet you all in the name of Olodumare, Orunmila and all other Orisa. We also extend the greetings of Araba Agbaye (the permanent Chairman of the Council of Araba/Oluwo, the pillar of the International Council for Ifa Religion) to you all in this season of the World Ifa Festival. We, the members of Publication Committee of the Oke-Itase 2018/2019 Organising Committee set up by the International Council for Ifa Religion are hereby presenting verses of the Ifa of the year recited with inspiration by the priests on the mat in the early hour of Sunday, 3rd June, 2018, which stands as the first day of the year in Ifa calendar system. The Odu Ifa that came out for this year is IRETEIKA (Irete on the right, Ika on the left). The Odu came with Ire Aya/Oko, fortunes of Spouse and ebo is recommended to make it to come to pass. Ifa Priests from Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Republic of Togo, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, United States of America, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina, Panama, Britain, Switzerland, Ghana and Sweden were all there and made their contributions. The verses of IRETEIKA recited with their narratives are as follows:
1.
Ifa has promised us all fortunes this year. This year, people should have patience and not be in haste to acquire things. Ifa says we should make ebo to have good things. With patience after making the ebo, all fortunes will be acquired. The items of ebo are 4 pigeons, honey, gin, pap, kola nuts and money. On this, Ifa says:
Eera ni gbedo ile fulefulefule
A difa fun Animo
Omo loroloro
Omo lohunlohun
Aje n wole Animo lo
Ogorogoro
Ire gbogbo n wole Animo lo
Ogorogoro
It is an ant that digs the ground patiently
Ifa revelation to Animo
He whose ancestors have wealth
He whose ancestors have things
Wealth is now going to Animo
In multitude
All good things are now going to Animo
In multitude
2.
Ifa said people will benefit greatly from travelling out of their respective towns or countries this year. Many people will find their fortunes of riches, spouses, children, works and so on outside their towns or Place of birth. Ebo should be made with 4 pigeons, gin, honey and money. On this Ifa says:
Eke ile lo bale se
Eke won o mohun ile
A difa fun Orunmila
Nijo baba n sawo lo si ode Ibadan
Aje ni n oo ni o ni Ibadan lo wa
Ire gbogbo ni Ibadan lo wa
Aya ni n oo fe o ni Ibadan lo wa
Ire gbogbo ni Ibadan lo wa
The rafter lives with the house
But fails to understand the house
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When going to the city of Ibadan
The riches that I will possess is in Ibadan
All fortunes are in Ibadan
The wife I will marry is in Ibadan
All fortunes are in Ibadan
3.
For those who are longing for children, they need to appease Obatala. To remove cases of miscarriage, it is necessary to make ebo against enemies. Also, it is better to stop shouting at pregnant women to prevent shock that might lead to miscarriage. Also that doing the ebo of this verse will make If practitioners victorious in their endeavours this year. Ebo should be made with 4 snails, kola nuts, 3 cocks, a big rat, palm oil and money. After the ebo, Obatala will be appeased with the snails. On this, Ifa says:
Yangi abara palapala
A difa fun Orisanla Oseeremogbo
To n gunna omo
Ti Ire n lo ree ba a je
Nje Ire o gbodo han
Ibi akata ba ba si o
Ire o gbodo han
Ibi awa gbe n bofa o
Ota o gbodo gbin
Yangi abara palapala
Cast Ifa for Orisanla Oseeremogbo
Who would be moulding new child
Which Ire, the cricket would be destroying
Behold, the Cricket dare not talk
Wherever there is a fox
The Cricket dare not murmur
Wherever we appease Ifa
The enemies dare not talk
4.
Ifa says people should be hard working and stop stealing or sabotaging other people’s sweat. Also, those who steal other people’s belongings will be caught. To catch thieves, Ogun should be appeased and three gun shots made during the appeasement. To prevent shame, people should refrain from stealing. The ebo to make here include a dog or 3 roosters, yam, beans, palm oil and palm wine. After the ebo, Ogun will be appeased. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka awo Onikananranjangbon
A difa fun Onikanranjangbon
To n roko alere lodun
O doko o gbinla
O doko o gbinkan
Bi oloko ti n ka ila
Bee ni ole n ka ila
Bi oloko ti n ka ikan
Bee ni ole n ka ikan
Onikan yii rora
Kananranjangbon!
Iwo ka
Emi ka
Kananranjangbon!
Temi se le depe?
Kananranjangbon!
Epe kan o pa Ahun
Kananranjangbon!
Owo wa ba Alabahun lonii o
Owo oloko ba Alabahun
Ijapa ole!
Owo oloko ba Alabahun
Ateka the priest of Kananranjangbon
Cast Ifa for Onikananranjangbon
When embarking on farming
He planted ila, the okra
He planted ikan, the garden egg
As farmer plucked ila, the okra
So the thief plucked ila, the okra
As the farmer plucked ikan, the garden egg
So the thief plucked ikan, the garden egg
The-garden-egg-farmer, be patient
No cause for harshness!
You harvested
I harvested as well
No cause for harshness!
Why are you cursing me?
No cause for harshness!
No curse can have effect on tortoise
No cause for harshness!
The Tortoise is caught today
The farmer has caught the Tortoise
The tortoise, the thief
The farmer has caught the Tortoise
5.
People should make ebo to fortify their children especially those who have three children. This is to guide against one’s children death. The ebo to make include 3 he-goats/3 roosters, 3 big rats, palm oil and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka rigidi Babalawo Oka
A difa fun Oka
Ateka rigidi Babalawo Ere
A difa fun Ere
Ateka rigidi Babalawo Okun
A difa fun Okun
Nijo ti won fe joye Olowooriri
Won pa Oka lapadari
Won pa Ere lapalado
Won te Okunrun latewo
Ateka rigidi Ifa priest of Oka, the viper
Cast Ifa for Oka, the viper
Ateka rigidi Ifa priest of Ere, the boa constrictor
Cast Ifa for Ere, the boa constrictor
Ateka rigidi Ifa priest of Okunrun, the centipede
Cast Ifa for Okunrun, the centipede
When they were contesting for the post of Olowooriri
Oka, the viper was killed and beheaded
Ere, the boa constrictor was killed and cut into pieces
Okunrun, the centipede was killed and trampled upon
6.
Ifa has promised that those who are longing for house will achieve it this year. People who are not comfortable with where they are living or those who are pursuing having their own personal home will surely have it this year. The ebo to make to achieve this include 4 snails, 4 tortoise, 4 crabs, 4 pigeons, gin, honey, palm oil, kola nuts and money. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila wi ojo ro
Ifa mi ojo ro Bara Agbonniregun
Igba ti ojo ro la file ila han ila
Orunmila wi ojo ro
Ifa mi ojo ro Bara Agbonniregun
Igba ti ojo ro la file ikan han ikan
A difa fun Akapo
Ti n sunkun pe oun o ni ibudo
Ebo ni won ni ko wa se
Ifa o to gege o je ki mi ni ibudo
Alabahun kii kere ko ma le kole
Ifa o to gege o je ki mi ni ibudo
Alakan kii kere ko ma le kole
Ifa o to gege o je ki mi ni ibudo
Igbin kii kere ko ma kole tire loto
Ifa o to gege o je ki mi ni ibudo
Orunmila said the rain fell
I said the rain surely fell, Bara Agbonniregun
It was when the rain fell that we showed Ila, the okra its house
Orunmila said the rain fell
I said the rain surely fell, Bara Agbonniregun
It was when the rain fell that we showed Ikan, the garden egg its house
Ifa revelation to Akapo
When longing for house
Ifa, it is high time I possesses home
The tortoise possess home no matter how young
Ifa, it is high time I possesses home
The crab possess home no matter how young
Ifa, it is high time I possesses home
No matter how young a snail is, it possesses its own house
Ifa, it is high time I possesses home
7.
People should give due respect to the taboo, law, rules and regulations of the city so that they would not incur the wrath of the ancestors or the super power. More precisely, those who will celebrate Egungun this year should not let any part of the Egungun body exposed. Those who want to travel need to appease Esu so that somebody else will not take their profit. Ifa priests/priestesses should not fight with their clients even when the clients offend, disrespect or are ungrateful. This is to prevent a situation whereby somebody else will harvest what they have worked for. The ebo to make include a he-goat, palm oil, gin and money. Esu will be appeased after the ebo. Also, for anybody who wants his/her organization, city or community greatly populated, he/she should make ebo with 200 rats, 200 fish, 200 tortoise, 200 snails, 200 yam tubers, palm oil, 200 kola nuts, 200 bitter kola, 200 aligator peppers, shear butter and 200 monies. On this, Ifa says:
Ataare reni gba idi re
O n fi ogburo se esin
Bi ogburo ba reni gba idi re
A pon ju ataare lo
A difa fun Ateka
To n sawo lo si ode Ibadan
A difa fun won ni ode Ibadan
Ni kutukutu owuro
Ni ijinji ereni
Won ni won o rubo ki ogun o ma le ja ilu won
Osemeji nko o?
Nibadan lo wa
Awo rere ni Ibadan
Ataare, cultivated alligator pepper which has people to clean its environment
Makes jest of ogburo, a wild alligator pepper
Had ogburo, the wild alligator pepper got somebody to take care of it
It would have yielded better seeds than ataare, the cultivated one
Cast Ifa for Ateka
When going to the city of Ibadan
Cast Ifa for the people of Ibadan
They were warned to make ebo against war
Where has been Osemeji?
He is in Ibadan
A good priest in Ibadan
8.
All the Ifa priests in each town should make ebo for longevity of Araba/Oluwo of their respective towns. This is because, Ifa says the incumbent Araba/Oluwo in towns are people of positive energies whose regime are favourable to their subjects. They need to live long for such favourable period to last long. Also, all the god children should make ebo for long life for their god fathers/god mothers for the demise of a god father/god mother will create vacuum that will be difficult to fill. There is a benefactor here whose beneficiaries have to make ebo and be prayerful so that the latter would not suffer owing to the imminent demise of the former. The items of ebo here are white cloth, a big rat, a he-goat, palm oil, pap, kola nuts and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ateeka aja
A difa fun Onigobi Erupe
O n sogboogbo arun
O n nara kaka alailedide
O n yi gbiiri loju ina
Bonigobi erupe o ba tete ku
Gbogbo wa la oo mama la
Spreading without ever been removed, the case of the roof
Ifa revelation to Onigobi Erupe
When he was sick
He was unable to stand due to debility
He was always beside the fire to cure cold
If Onigobi Erupe does not die untimely
It is all of us that will be wealthy
9.
This year, daily worship should be taken more serious. For followership, we need to appease Obatala. The items are 8 snails, shear butter, white cloth, pounded yam and money. Also, this year, people should be close to Obatala and wear more white cloths. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka
Atedo
Ileke pinpin lese Obarisa
A difa fun Orisanla Oseremogbo
To n torun bo waye
Ebo ko le di eleni ni won ni o wa se
Taa la oo maa sin bojumo ba mo?
Orisa Igbo! N la oo maa sin bojumo ba mo
Taa la oo maa sin borun ba pe?
Orisa Igbo! N la oo maa sin borun ba pe
Taa la oo maa sin bisan ba pe?
Orisa Igbo! N la oo maa sin bisan ba pe
Taa la oo maa sin bi odun ba pe?
Orisa Igbo! N la oo maa sin bodun ba pe
Ateka
Atedo
Beads steadily fixed to the ankle of the king among the Orisa
Ifa revelation to Orisanla Oseeremagbo
When descended from Heaven
He was told to make ebo to have followers
Who shall we serve every morning?
Orisa Igbo! Is the one we will serve every morning
Who shall we serve every week?
Orisa Igbo! Is the one we will serve every week
Who shall we serve fortnightly?
Orisa Igbo! Is the one we will serve fortnightly
Who shall we serve every year?
Orisa Igbo! Is the one we will serve every year
10.
Siblings who are four should make ebo so that three of them would not be killed or overpowered by enemies. The items of sacrifice here include, a he-goat/3 roasters, 200 needles, palm oil, a big rat and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka Babalawo Ila
A difa fun Ila
Ateka Babala Ikan
A difa fun Ikan
Ateka Babalawo Ata
A difa fun Ata
Ateka Babalawo Bobo Awodi
A difa fun Bobo Awodi
Ika ti e ka Ila
Ika ti e ka Ikan
Ika ti e ka ata
Ki eni mase ka Bobo Awodi bee
Ateka the Ifa priest of Ila, the okro
Cast Ifa for Ila, the okro
Ateka the Ifa priest of Ikan, the garden egg
Cast Ifa for Ikan, the garden egg
Ateka the Ifa priest of Ata, the pepper
Cast Ifa for Ata, the pepper
Ateka the Ifa priest of Bobo-awodi, the Spinners
Cast Ifa for Bobo-awodi
The way you pluck Ila, the okra
The way you pluck Ikan, the garden egg
The way you pluck Ata, the pepper
Let no one try to pluck Bobo Awodi , the Spinners, the same way
11.
Those priests/priestesses who are mischievous should turn new leave. The ancestors will destroy fraudsters in the Ifa/Orisa community. People should be ready to face the consequences of their actions. The wrath of the ancestors will descend on the fraudsters and the good priests/priestesses will be vindicated. Some people are trying to tarnish the images of the Araba/Oluwo of some towns. They are trying to paint them black before the kings of their respective towns. Generally, there are some priests/priestesses here who people have reported to the head of the community or kings. People alleged them of improper rituals. They need to make ebo and appease Egungun. If truly they are innocent of the allegations, they will be vindicated. The items of ebo are a big rat, a he-goat, olele, akara, palm oil, kola nuts, gin and money. As they were making the sacrifice and appeasement, they will be beating the ground. On this, Ifa says:
Pete n bole
Ebole n pete
Olukirikiri n biti
Ka su olele disa eku
Ka su oleke disa eja
Ka su olele disa eera keekeeke
A difa fun Olaminu ni Ipapo
Omo a-gun-poroporo foso ile mu
Nijo won ni n boogun oba lekee
Nijo won ni n boosa odi f`Ooni
O ni bi mo ba boogun oba leekee
O ni bi mo ba boosa odi fooni
Ase dowo ile dandan
Omode o loogun
Alale! La oo maa sa. Alale!
Gbogbo alaworo isope
E sare wa ke wa wobi ti mo so.
To dress the floor smoothly
For it to shine attractively
Let us use olele to cover the rat hole
Let us use olele to cover the fish hole
Let us use olele to cover the ant hole
Ifa revelation to Olaminu in the city of Ipapo
He who pound things for the household wizards to drink
When he was accused of appeasing King’s Egungun with deceit
When they accused him of wrongly appeasing Orisa for Ooni
He said if he is appeasing King’s Egungun with deceit
He said if he is wrongly appeasing Orisa for Ooni
Let the mother earth be my judge
Young ones have no medicinal power
The ancestors! They are to call upon. The ancestors!
All priests of Ope
Come and see the kola nuts I throw
12.
This year, Ifa says all our lost followers and honours will return or be regained. Most of the run-away followers will be here next year. Also, those who are longing for children here will become parents. The names of the children that they will bring next year should be named Olaside. Ifa however advises us against immoral sexual act this year. This is because, many families will be destroyed through this. On this, Ifa says:
Pepeye o sago
Aatan ni boji agan to ni ikanra
Esu ooro ti mudi batan je
A difa fun Olanulo
Omo onire igba iwase
Ola to ti nu lo
Ola si de
Olaside lomo Ireteka n je
The duck does not fornicate
Dumping ground is the grave for a peevish barren
Sex in standing position has destroyed families
Ifa revelation to Olanulo, the honour has got lost
The child of the ancient wealthy people
The honour that has got lost
The honour has returned back
Olaside, the-honour-has-returned-back is the name of the child of Ireteika
13.
Ifa advises that people should not fight over position or chieftaincy title within the family or town. People should see position or title as part of destiny. Therefore, there should not be envy when someone younger is made chief over the people who are older than him. Siblings or half-brothers should bear in mind that whoever will be chosen as the king, chief or title holder among them has been predestined and cannot be changed. In the community, politics should not be seen as a do or die affair. People should learn to accept political fate and stop fighting over position. Also, the elderly ones should not look down on the younger ones. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka abisawo jingbinni
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba oo bi Erin lomo
Baba oo bi Efon lomo
Baba oo bi Ojola rogbodo ti somo ikeyin won lenjelenje
Osumare ego, iwo ma lomo
Osumare ego, iwo ma leniyan
Bi a ko ba ri Ojola rogbodo
Ta la oo fi ledu ile baba
Ateka abisawo jingbinni
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
He gave birth to Erin, the elephant
He gave birth to Efon, the buffalo
He gave birth to the boa constrictor, the youngest of them all
You Rainbow, you are the best child
You Rainbow, you are the most useful child
If we do not see you the boa constrictor
Who shall we install as the chief in the household
14.
Ifa says people whose children die young should look elsewhere for the causes. Their thought about the causes of the deaths is wrong. Therefore, they need to make ebo for them to know the cause of the death. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka awo Olubadan
A difa fun Olubadan
Nijo ti ko mo ohun to n pa a lomo je
Nje Ibadan o go mo
Ibadan ti mesi
Ibadan ti mes i ti n pa won lomo je
Ibadan o go mo
Ateka the priest of Olubadan
Cast Ifa for Olubadan
When he did not know what was killing his children
Behold, Ibadan people are no more stupid
Ibadan people have known the Boar
Ibadan people have known the Boar killing their children
Ibadan people are no more stupid
15.
Ifa warns against any act of wickedness. People should not prepare poison or any other wicked charm to kill or destroy lives. The secret of anybody who plan to take life of his/her fellow human being will be revealed and he/she will be caught and brought to book. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka babalawo Igun
A difa fun Igun
Ateka babalawo Tentere
A difa fun Tentere
Ateka babalawo Awoko
A difa fun Awoko
Nijo won n sawo rele Olofin
Igunnugun! Awo ni ooo
Tentere! Awo ni ooo
Igba ti eyin n sewo
Emi mo o
Ateka the Ifa priest of Igun, the vulture
Cast Ifa for Igun, the culture
Ateka the Ifa priest of Tentere
Cast Ifa for Tentere
Ateka the Ifa priest of Awoko
Cast Ifa for Awoko
When they were going to the house of Olofin, the king
Igunnugun (the vulture)! You are a priest
Tentere! You are a priest
When you were preparing the poison
I was aware
16.
Ifa advises Ifa/Orisa devotees this year to always repair or amend things. They should not get involved in destruction of relationship. They should always redeem, repair or amend things. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka awo Abere
A difa fun Abere
Lojo to n torun bo waye
Bi Abere ba wokun
Abere a si tun aso se
Ateka the priest of Abere, the needle
Cast Ifa for Abere, the needle
When he was coming from heaven
Whenever the needle put on thread
The needle will repair cloth
17.
Ifa warns all priests/priestesses from directly or indirectly forcing their clients to pledge gift of money or material after efficacy of their work. This year, priests/priestesses who impose any act of vow or pledge on their clients will not be favoured by Olodumare. This does not mean that we cannot take heartedly given gift from the client. We can do, if he/she does it willingly as an act of appreciation. In fact, it is good if priests/priestesses can treat sick clients free of charge this year. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka feregede Babalawo Ina
A difa fun Ina
Omo awokunrun ma gbeje
Iworo isope
E wa bani larinrin ire
Ateka feeregede the Ifa priest of Ina
Cast Ifa for Ina
He who heals the sick without demanding honorarium
All followers of Ope
Come and meet us amidst fortunes
18.
There are people who are unable to achieve anything in life owing to evil forces. This year, Ifa has promised them victory. And for those whose arch enemies are using the power of the Iyami to hunt, they have to make ebo with a big rat, a he-goat, palm oil, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:
Yeye rugbo aboju wosowoso
O loun o ni jela o niwo
Yeye rugbo aboju wosowoso
O loun o ni jekan o wewu eje
Okansoorokan awo Ila lo difa funla
Okansoorokan awo Ikan difa funkan
Ila niwo
Ikan wewu eje
Okansoorokan Babalawo ni.
An old woman with ugly face
She said she would prevent Ila, the okro, from having children
An old woman with ugly face
She said she would prevent Ikan, the garden egg, from living to the ripe age
Okansoorokan the priest of Ila, the okro, cast Ifa for Ila, the okro
Okansoorokan the priest of Ikan, the garden egg, cast Ifa for Ikan, the garden egg
Ila, the okro has children
Ikan, the garden egg lived long
Okansoorokan is a competent Babalawo
19.
This year, for multiple fortunes, the following ebo is recommended. The items of ebo are 2 rats, 2 fish, 2 pigeons, 2 hens, 2 cocks, 2 snails, 2 goats, 2 cola nuts, 2 bottles of gin, 2 paps, 2 bottles of palm oil and two highest denomination of money. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka awo Olubadan
A difa fun Onigobi Erupe
Won ni o rubo odunni-in lodun ola ire re pe
Ateka de Awo olubadan
Onigobi nikan lo sebo ola meji
Ateka the priest of Olubadan
Cast Ifa for Onigobi Erupe
He was advised to make ebo for his fortune was near in the year
Here comes Ateka, the priest of Olubadan
It was only Onigobi who made ebo for two fortunes
20.
There are 3 people here who enemies are pursuing. The three people can be siblings, half-brothers/half-sisters or friends. They need to make ebo to overcome the enemies. The items of ebo for each person are a big rat, a he-goat/3 cocks, many needles, palm oil, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka awo Ila
A difa funla
Ateka awo Ikan
A difa funkan
Ateka awo Bobo-awodi
A difa fun Bobo-awodi
Ti somo ikanyin won
Won lebo aye ni won o se
Bobo-awodi nikan ni n be leyin ti sebo
Won n bela lori
Won n lakan laya
Bobo nikan lo sebo ejoore
Bobo nikan lo sebo ejoore, e je o maa lo
Ika ti e kai la
Ika ti e ka ikan
Ki enikeni mase ka Bobo Awodi bee
Eni ti ba n peri awa ni ibi
Opinpin! Abere Ifa o bo won lara.
Ateka the Ifa priest of Ila, the okro
Cast Ifa for Ila, the okro
Ateka the Ifa priest o f Ikan, the garden egg
Cast Ifa for Ikan, the garden egg
Ateka the Ifa priest of Bobo-awodi, the Spinners
Cast Ifa for Bobo-awodi
Who was the youngest of them
They were told to make ebo against enemies
It was only Bobo-awodi who made the ebo
The way you pluck Ila, the okra
The way you pluck Ikan, the garden egg
Let no one try to pluck Bobo Awodi , the Spinners, the same way
Whoever is sending evil to us
Painfully! The needle of Ifa will be pricking them
21.
Ifa says friends will do wonderful things in the lives of one another this year. Friends should not hide their problems, challenges or ailments from each other. Ifa says those who keep secret of their ailment from their friends will die while those who let their friends know their ailments will get healed. Ebo to make here include a big rat, a cock/a he-goat, a knife, palm oil, a snail, a pigeon and money. On this, Ifa says:
Asanwewe awo Olubadan
A difa fun Olubadan
To n sogboogbo arun
To n nara kaka alailedide
To n yi gbiiri loju ina
Asanwewe de! Awo Olubadan
Arun ti ba n se ore
E je ka fi lo ore wo
Asanwewe the priest of Olubadan
Cast Ifa for Olubadan
When he was sick
He was unable to stand
He was always beside the fire as a result of cold
Here comes Asanwewe! The priest of Olubadan
Any ailment suffering by a person
Let him/her never hid it from his/her friend
22.
Ifa says that people should respect their superiors. Subjects should not be arrogant to the king, god children should not be arrogant to their god parents and servant should not be arrogant to the boss. This is necessary so that the former will not get destroyed. On this, Ifa says:
Ateka winniwinni awo Onire
A difa fun Onire ni perepere odo
To n lo ree ra ila leru
Ila ki i ga ko ju Onire lo
Bila ba ga ju Onire lo
Onire a te e ka
Ateka winniwinni the priest of Onire
Cast Ifa for Onire at the riverine area
When going to buy Okra as a slave
No Okra can ever be taller than the Onire
If okra is taller than Onire
Onire will bend the okra down and cut it
23.
Ifa says couples should not make divorce the solution to their challenges. This year, many divorced couples will remarry. It will happen when either of them has challenges and the only way out will be for him/her to beg the wife/husband. Also, people should not run away from their home or organization lest they have challenges. If it is already committed, the best solution is to go back to the home or to the organization. On this, Ifa says:
Ifa said we should make ebo
Ate kakaka Babalawo Ile
A difa fun Ile
Eke Ile to loun o bale se
Digbadigba!
Ni won o maa ru won wa o
Digbadigba!
Opo Ile to loun o bale se
Digbadigba!
Ni won o maa ru won wa o
Digbadigba!
Okun Ile to loun o bale se
Digbadigba
Ni won o maa ru won wa o
Digbadigba!
Ata Ile to loun o bale se
Digbadigba!
Ni won o maa ru won wa o
Digbadigba!
Ateka the Babalawo of Ile, the house
Cast Ifa for Ile, the House
The rafter that said he would not stay with the house again
While experiencing difficulties!
They will carry him back to the house
The pole that said he would not stay with the house again
While experiencing difficulties!
They will carry him back to the house
The rope that said he would not stay with the house again
While experiencing difficulties!
They will carry him back to the house
The ridge that said he would not stay with the house again
While experiencing difficulties!
They will carry him back to the house
24.
The children of the rich need to work harder so that they will not become wretched after the death of the parents. Ifa says people should not depend on inheritance, instead, they should work to acquire their own wealth. This will make it easy to maintain the inherited property. The ebo to make here are 8 pigeons, gin, honey and money. On this, Ifa says:
A mura kaka a begi
A begi tan igi wo
Osan ja orun dopa
Akatanpo jakun leyin o dogo
Ohun to ba baje laye
Eni lasan kan o le tun un se mo
A difa fun Agbojulogun
Ti yoo fira re fosi ta
Won ni ko kara nile ebo ni ko se
O koti ogbonhin sebo
Iworo isope
Eniyan to gbebo nibe ko rubo
We struggled to cut the tree
After cutting the tree, the tree fell down
When the string cuts, the bow becomes an ordinary stick
When the catapult string cuts, it becomes a club
Whatever is desrtyoyed in the world
No ordinary person can repair it
Ifa revelation to Agbojulogun, he who depends on inheritance
Who would expose himself/herself to wretchedness
He was advised to make ebo
He refused to comply
All and sundary
Let anybody advised to make ebo heed to it
25.
This year, many men will marry princesses or daughters of the rich. Ifa advises that man should not feel inferior to any woman he loves no matter how affluent or influential the woman is. The ebo to make here include 4 pigeons, 4 hens, gin, honey, banana, egg, and money. On this, Ifa says:
Asara igi
Asara igi
Asarasara orun ope
A difa fun Orunmila
To n lo ree gbe Abigele-etu-heherihe omo Oba lode Oyo wole
Mo gbe de o
O ri henhe
Mo gbomo Oba lalede Oyo wole
Asara igi
Asara igi
Asarasara orun ope
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When going to marry Abigele-etu-heherihe, the daughter of the king of Oyo
I have brought her
She is very pretty
I have brought in the daughter of the king of Oyo
26.
All Ifa priests/priestesses are advised to learn more this year. Ifa says Orunmila is not happy for people are not pursuing more knowledge, instead, they depend on little knowledge they have to make money. Therefore, all Ifa/Orisa practitioners are advised to learn more Ifa and other disciplines relevant to their religion and carrier. On this, Ifa says:
Ateeka eni
Atoopin ona
Rinnarinna o debi ile gbe pekun
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba ni ki Awo o kapo o kalo
Iworo isope
E wa bani ni wowo ire
The mat spread without removal
The road trodden without end
No traveler can get to the end of the earth
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he enjoined his followers to continue learning
All followers of Ope
Come and meet us amidst fortunes
27.
Ifa confirms that population of unmarried women out numbers that of the unmarried men. Esu is the one presiding over marriage from the spiritual realm. Any concern women should appease Esu to get husband. Also, Ifa advises that men who believe in polygamy and are capable should feel free to marry more than a wife. Also, women who believe in polygamy and can cope should not hesitate to do so. Additionally, women who are in polygamous home should live with understanding. This is necessary so that many women will not remain unmarried. The ebo to make here include, a he-goat, 4 pigeons, gin, honey, kola nuts and money. On this, Ifa says:
A mura kaka a begi
A begi tan igi wo
Osan ja orun dopa
Akatanpo jakun leyin o dogo
Ohun to ba baje laye
Eniyan lasan kan o le tun un se mo
A difa fun Esu Odara
To n lo ree wose Aye
Esu Odara maa wose won
Obo ree! Oloko da?
Esu Odara maa wose won
We struggled to cut the tree
After cutting the tree, the tree fell down
When the string cuts, the bow becomes an ordinary stick
When the catapult string cuts, it becomes a club
Whatever is destroyed in the world
No ordinary person can repair it
Ifa revelation to Esu Odara
Who would be observing the people of the earth
Esu Odara, continue observing them
Here are women! Where are men!
Esu Odara, continue observing them
AFFILIATED ORISA
Obatala
Orunmila
Egbe Orun
Ogun
Esu
Iyami Aje
TABOOS
Stealing
Exposing body while inside the costume/mantle of Egungun
Any form of immoral sexual acts
Arrogance to one’s superior
Wearing of torn cloth
Verses recorded, transcribed and translated by:
Oluwo Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode (Chairman, Publication Committee)
Onifade Ifakemi (Secretary)
Windare Falabi Ajedunni Ojoawo
Babaawo Fayemi Abidemi
Oloye Fatunbi Adeniji
Awogbile Kehinde Alóyinlohùn
Araba Otan Ayegbaju, Adebisi Ajala
Ojebode Falola
Chief (Dr) Fafolarin Abiodun Agboola (President, International Council for Ifa Religion, ICIR).
Aboru! Aboye! Abosise!
Note: We are aware that some people have published some verses of the odu on the internet. We are not saying the verses they published are incorrect, the ones presented here are the ones recited on the festival day when divination process was going on with inspiration from Olodumare. What we mean is that there can be one thousand verses of Ireteika, but inspiration is what is needed to recite the useful ones at the time of divination; it is inspiration that directs a priest towards the verse(s) he recites on the mat. Therefore, the verses recited on the mat when the divination is going on are spiritually most important. We hereby present to you the most spiritually potent verses of Ireteika for the year 2018/2019.


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ITADOGUN READING 4/9/2018

IFA divination will be performed every Itadogun (every 17 days) and information will be posted detailing what offerings should be made following each Itadogun.

ITADOGUN READING 4/9/2018

This Itadogun, IFA warns us against illness. IFA says that we should all be making an offering to OGUN with one blade. On this IFA says the following:
Perseverance is the key to prosperity
IFA’s message for Abaja, tribal marks
Who is companion with the cheek
He was advised to offer Ebo
He complied
No tribulation can befall Abaja
Such that he will disappear from the cheek

May OLODUMARE protect us and provide for us. Ase O

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple

http://www.oyekuofun.org/


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Honest People Are Rare, Good People Are Even More Rare

Honest people are rare
Good people are even more rare
When I see no reliable person to talk to
I keep my thoughts within
Cast divination for Obaluaye
When suffering for lack of good people to talk to
Orunmila declares that it is true
Ifa sees the mind
Mother Earth sees the wicked
Those who do good
The Heavens know


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Hold On To Me, So That I Also Can Hold Onto You

Hold onto me
So that I also can hold onto you
The elephant held onto it and become big
Hold onto me
So that I also can hold onto you
The buffalo held onto it and become big
Hold onto me
So that I also can hold onto you
Agbamirere (another type of animal) held onto it and enjoyed long life
Ifa revelation to the Iyere on the tree as well as the Iyere on the palm tree
Ope, I hold onto you
Please, do not let me fall off
The Iyere that hold onto the tree does not fall off
Alade, I hold onto you
Please, do not let me fall off
The Iyere that hold onto the tree does not fall off
Nobody who seeks protection from Ope dies prematurely


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Itadogun Reading 9/26/2016

IFA divination will be performed every Itadogun (every 17 days) and information will be posted detailing what offerings should be made following each Itadogun.

ITADOGUN READING 9/26/2016

This Itadogun, IFA says that we will see blessing of longevity. IFA says that we should be making offering to ESU with one snail. On this IFA says:
Those who have the ability to jump can jump
Odee can jump
And Awero can jump
IFA’s message to ORUNMILA
When going on a military campaign from hill to hill
He was advised to offer sacrifice
He complied
My snail climbed up this time and I will not die
My snail had really climbed up

May OLODUMARE via the ORISA protect us this coming Itadogun period. ASE O

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
PO Box 4833
Arcata, CA 95518 USA
oyekuofun@yahoo.com
+1-707-583-9432
http://www.oyekuofun.org/


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Itadogun 4/3/2016

IFA divination will be performed every Itadogun (every 17 days) and information will be posted detailing what offerings should be made following each Itadogun.

Itadogun 4/3/2016

This Itadogun IFA says that all those in search of compatible spouse will now be blessed with compatible spouse. IFA says that anyone looking for a spouse should appease their IFA with 2 fish and salt. IFA says that they will meet their destined spouse while traveling/commuting. On this IFA says:
Bobo so, bobo o so
Obo has no chieftaincy title in Esa land
Had it been that Obo has a title in Esa land
They would have named their babies ‘Ilesanmi’
And also ‘Garo’
Ifa’s messages to Orunmila
When going to marry Agbegbaleri
Offspring of Olojee Okoso
He was advised to offer sacrifice
He complied
Agbegbaleri, so you are in this land
And you did not come to visit us
So you are in this land

May Olodumare guide and guard us. Ase
Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
oyekuofun@yahoo.com
http://www.oyekuofun.org/


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Orunmila Said “That Was a Thunderous Noise”

Orunmila said, “ that was a thunderous noise”
I said, “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked, “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila Ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there, we found two hundred dead rats
Hin–in
Orunmila said there was a little one could do with the ancestors of rats
Hin–in
Orunmila said, “That was a thunderous noise”
I said “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there we found two hundred dead fish
Hin–in
Orunmila said there was little one could do with the ancestors of fish
Hin–in
Orunmila said, “ that was a thunderous noise”
I said, “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked, “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there, we found two hundred dead animals
Hin–in
Orunmila said there was little one could do with the ancestors of animals
Hin–in
Orunmila said, “ that was a thunderous noise”
I said, “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked, “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there, we found two hundred dead birds
Hin–in
Orunmila said there was little one could do with the ancestors of birds
Hin–in
Orunmila said, “ that was a thunderous noise”
I said, “it was the fall of an elephant at the farm Baba”
Hin–in
Ifa asked, “Where in the farm did the elephant fall?
Hin–in
They said, “at the Awinrinmogun river”
Hin–in
Orunmila ordered us to go and investigate
Hin–in
When we got there, we found two hundred people
Hin–in
The immovable mountain
Hin–in
They divined for Orunmila when he went to confront the elephant (and to confine it to the pitch)
Hin–in
Orunmila faced the elephant
Hin–in
The elephant faced Orunmila
Hin–in
Orunmila rushed the elephant
Hin–in
The elephant swallowed Orunmila, gulping him down
Hin–in
Orunmila was breathing hard in the elephant’s belly
Hin–in
The elephant, on the other hand, was uncomfortable
Hin–in
They searched for Orunmila, Adagbaa Odomu
Hin–in
They searched for Orunmila, the only one bold enough to blow an ivory trumpet
Hin–in
Akoda was busy divining with Ikin Ifa on the leaf
Hin–in
Aseda was busy divining with Ikin Ifa on the palm frond
Hin–in
Osunbaluwe was busy divining with Ikin Ifa on the ground
Hin–in
Adawonransewonran was busy divining with Ikin Ifa on water
Hin–in
They asked Akoda, “why do you divine on the leaf?”
Hin–in
He said it was because he did not see his father, the father who rides the most beautiful horse
Hin–in
They asked Aseda, “why do you divine on a palm frond”
Hin–in
He said it was because he did not see his father, Adagbaa Odomu
Hin–in
They asked Osunbaluwe, “why do you divine on the ground?”
Hin–in
He said it was because he did not see his father, the only one brave enough to blow an ivory trumpet
Hin–in
They asked Adawonransewonran, “Why do you divine on the water?”
Hin–in
He said it was because he did not see his father, the one capable of averting death (preserving the life of a child destined for death)
Hin–in
The search for Orunmila was in vain
Hin–in
They sent for Orimadegun, Ogun
Hin–in
They sent for the one with long white robes, Osoosi
Hin–in
They also sent for Ija, he that can snatch an elephant’s tail off
Hin–in
They ordered to butcher the elephant
Hin–in
After the elephant was butchered
Hin–in
A covered calabash was opened
Hin–in
Two hundred sacred palm kernels were found
Hin–in
Twenty out of the Ikin Ifa were counted and given to Alara
Hin–in
Alara worshiped the Ikin Ifa and divined with them, he was installed as king
Hin–in
Twenty of the Ikin Ifa were given to Ajero, child of the beautiful Egret bird
Hin–in
Ajero worshiped the Ikin Ifa and divined with them, he was installed as king
Hin–in
Twenty of the Ikin Ifa were given to Alaafin of Oyo, a king
Hin–in
He worshiped the Ikin Ifa and divined with them, he was installed as king
Hin–in
Alaafin of Oyo terrible death, royal husband of the queen, so much feared that his orders must be carried out with no question
Hin–in
Alaafin of Oyo the spirit, he who revere in eating the sacred food while destinies are being carved
Hin–in
He who navigates the world feeding on shea butter
Hin–in
He who goes from wine to honey, he who enjoys life
Hin–in
Twenty of the Ikin Ifa were given to Oluufe Ooni
Hin–in
He who pampers his children with abundant money
Hin–in
The curse of Ooni is dreadful
Hin–in
He worshiped the Ikin Ifa and divined with them, he was installed as king
Hin–in
Twenty of the Ikin Ifa were given to tentative kings
Hin–in
They worshiped the Ikin Ifa and they divined with them, they were installed as kings
Hin–in
Kanga, konga, the sound of a bell
Hin–in
The white man’s gong drops and sounded Kanga kongo!
Hin–in
Divined for them in Ido town
Hin–in
Whose house was invaded by death and illness
Hin–in
While evil and negativity decided to reside in his domain
Hin–in
Tiriri ajija, like the sound of a gong, I cannot be moved
Hin–in
Sickness cannot touch me, I am untouchable
Hin–in
Tiriri ajija, like the sound of a gong, I cannot be moved
Hin–in
All evil deeds and negativity cannot move me, I am immovable
Hin–in
Tiriri ajija, like the sound of the gong I cannot be moved, very firmly, Ifa pegs my enemy’s head on a tree
Orunmila O!
Very firmly, Ifa pegs my enemy’s head on a tree


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IFA OF THE YEAR 2015/2016 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

IFA OF THE YEAR 2015/2016 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA.


Eriwo ya!


We greet you all in the name of Olodumare, Orunmila and all other Orisa. We also extend the greetings of Araba Agbaye to you all in this season of the World Ifa Festival. We, the members of Ethics and Scripture Committee of the International Council for Ifa Religion, are hereby presenting verses of the Ifa of the year recited with inspiration by the priests on the mat in the early hour os Sunday, 7th June, 2015, which stands as the first day of the year in Ifa calendar system. The odu Ifa that came out for this year is OFUNOSA. The odu came with Ire Aiku, long life and ebo is recommended to acquire it. Ifa Priests from Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, United States of America, Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba were all there and made their contributions. The verses of OFUNOSA recited with their narratives are as follows:


1.
Ifa says there should be mutual assistance. Ifa wants us to be complimentarily working together. The people must be seeing doing the right thing to redeem, repair or rescue systems that are in despicable condition. Ebo should be made to have the right people that are sent to do this assignment. The items to sacrifice for this purpose include 8 pigeons, honey, gin, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun saara
Ofun seesee
Babalawo eyin
Lo dia fun Eyin
Eyin n sunkun alailalatunse
Ebo ni won ni o se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
Ero ipo tofa
E ba parapo
Ke wa tun Eyin wa se
O fun saara
O ti fun sesesee

Ofun saara
Ofun seesee
The Ifa priest of Eyin, the Tooth,
Cast Ifa for Eyin, the Tooth
When the Tooth was longing for redeemer
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
All and sundry
Let us join hands together
To repair our Tooth
It is very white
It has become purely white

2.
In Ofunsa, Ifa says there is somebody who people have conspired against to the extent that they have snatched his power and voice. They stole an inherited property of this person and want the king of his land to punish him for losing what belongs to the whole land. Ifa has recommended that ebo should be made and the person should take the ebo to the farm of his father or the place where the father was buried. The story is about the elephant who was the trumpeter of the king. The other animals conspired and stole the trumpet. They went and buried at the bank of the river. The king noticed that the elephant has not been blowing the trumpet. He then sent for him to come on a festival day to blow the trumpet as usual. The other animals were happy for they knew the king would kill him should he fail to blow trumpet that day. He made ebo which Babalawo told him to take to his father’s farm. After performing ebo as prescribed, as he was going back to his house, his leg hit a stone and he fell down. He looked back to see the cause of his falling down. He saw a stone. To prevent other people from being victim, he was digging the ground to remove the stone. He then realized that there is something under the big the big stone. He dug it out and it was the trumpet he was looking for. Elephant was able to blow the trumpet and other animals felt ashamed. The ebo to make for this to come to pass include, a he-goat, a big rat, pap, palm oil and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun saa
Ofun soo
Ofun perengede bi aja n lami
Sakiti aro o ju bu jesu
Ojo pa elulu labe iti warawara
A difa fun Erin ti se afunpe Orisa
A lukin fun Okanlerinwo omo eranko
Bomode ba subu a wo iwaju
Bi agba ba subu a wo eyin
Awo Erin lo difa fun Erin
Lojo to subu, to weyin wo
Lojo to n lo ri ipe baba re
Oro Olofin tototo
Oro Olofin toto fun-un

Ofun saa
Ofun soo
Its whiteness is as perfect as the dog licking water
The dye is not used to wash the face
The rain falls on lark-heeled cuckoo bird under the running plant
Ifa revelation to Erin, the Elephant, who was the trumpeter of Orisa
Ifa revelation also to about two hundred animals
When a kid falls down, he looks forward
When an elderly man falls down, he looks backward
Ifa revelation to Erin
The day he fell down, and he looked back
The day he found his father’s trumpet
The issue of Olofin, the king, is massively great
The issue of Olofin, the king, is always treated with prestige

3.
We need to make ebo so that we are successful in our endeavours. Aje, the Orisa of wealth should be appease. Also, anybody that is looking for wife needs to do the ebo to get a successful wife. The items of ebo are 4 pigeons, honey, gin, money, banana, egg and pap. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun saa
Ofun soo
Ofun perengede bi aja n lami
Ayanuayanu ni o je koyun omotuntun tete duro
Saa-soo awo Aje
Lo difa ko Aje
Aje omo Adelefun

Ofun saa
Ofun soo
Its whiteness is as perfect as the dog licking water
Incessant miscarriage hinders pregnancy
Saa-soo the Ifa priest of Aje, the wealth
Cast Ifa for Aje, the wealth
Aje, the wealth, a child of Adelefun, He-who-put-on-whiteness

4.
Ebo should be made against sickness. A life gorilla (gorilla head, meat, skin or hide can be used in lieu of life gorilla), beans, 3 cocks, palm oil and brass plate are the items to be used for the ebo. After the ebo, Osun will be appeased. On this Ifa says:
O fun sai
O ya haa
Orun ya sile o doke
Eja nla ya somi
A difa fun Eleju
Ti n sogboogba arun
Ti n nara kaka alailedide
Ti n yi gbiiri loju ina
Pele o!
Eleju to ru inaki
Olodo ide

It is white
It torn with sound “haa!”
The heaven fell down and became mountain
Big fish fell into the river
Cast Ifa for Eleju
When he was sick
Struggling in vain to stand up
Rolling around beside the fire to warm his body
Hello!
You Eleju who sacrificed gorilla
One with brass mortar

5.
People will wage war against real owners of property. Such owner(s) should sacrifice a he-goat, 7 cobs of corn/maize, palm oil and money. There is need to be initiated to Ifa and or any other chosen Orisa in order to overcome the usurpers. Ifa says people should always beware of enemies who will always lay ambush or set trap because of inheritance. The story is about Alagemo, the Chameleon. His father’s servants sent him abroad after the death of the father. They planned with the sailor and the crocodile of the ocean to push him into the river and kill him. The Chameleon had a dream, he went for divination. He was told to get initiated into Ifa and he complied. Ifa told him to decorate his body with palm fronds when he was ready to go home. He did as advised to disguise and he escaped the trap. As the people were rejoicing at home and sharing the property among themselves, Alagemo, the chameleon escaped the trap and arrived home. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa a lefun
Ofun sa a losun
Ofun sa a ni moriwo ope yee yee yee
A difa fun Alagemo teere kange
Ti somo Orisa Igbowuji
Nitori ajeku baba Alagemo
Nitori amuku baba Alagemo
Won ni ko wa lo si apa okun ilaji osa
Ki oni okun oni osa o mu Alagemo sohun un
Arai le e maa jo
Ara ile e maa yo
Oni okun oni osa mu Alagemo lonii o tan more
Alagemo ni
Lealae lomo ti je ajeku baba re
Laelae lomo ti mu amuku baba re
Nitori ajeku baba emi alagemo
Nitori amuku baba emi alagemo
E ni ki n lo apa okun ilaji osa
Ki oni okun oni osa o mu mi si ohun
Ara ile e ma jo mo
Ara ile e ma yo mo
Oni okun oni osa o le malagemo lonii o tan mo lo
Alagemo ki o gbo o
Moriwo yee yee yee
Alagemo ki o to o
Moriwo yee yee yee

Ofun dressed him with white local chalk
Ofun dressed him with camwood
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Ifa revelation to the Chameleon
A child of Orisa Igbowuji
Because of the property of the father of the Chameleon
Because of the belongings of the father of the Chameleon
He was sent abroad
So the he would be captured by the crocodile in the sea and ocean
Let people at home dance
Let all at home rejoice
The crocodile of the sea and ocean has captured the Chameleon today
The Chameleon said
It has been the tradition for the child to inherit his father’s property
It has been the tradition for the child to inherit his father’s belonging
Because of my father’s property
Because of my father’s belongings
You sent me abroad
For the crocodile of the sea and ocean to capture me
Let no one dance at home again
Let none rejoice at home
The crocodile of the sea and ocean could not capture me today, I escaped
Alagemo you shall live long
Plenty of palm fronds
Alagemo you shall be strong
Plenty of palm fronds

6.
Argument should be avoided this year. Everybody should make ebo for his or her children. One needs to know the kind of person the father of one’s child’s friend is. The items to sacrifice to rescue our children from death include white cloth, ashes, 3 cocks, palm oil and money. The story is about Ale, a child of the death and Ojiyan, a child of Orunmila. The child of Iku said the moon would appear today as told by his father while the child of Orunmila argued with him that it would be out in nine days’ time. Each of them claimed that was what his father told him and they abused the father of each other. The child of Orunmila said if the moon appeared that day, the child of Iku should tell his father to come and kill him and vice versa. On getting home, the child of Orunmila gave report of what transpired to his father and Orunmila told him he was wrong. The father immediately called upon Babalawo to make divination. The priests recommended a sacrifice to prevent or delay the appearance of the moon. When Iku heard the story from his child, he was happy because, his child was right. He was out in the night to see the moon so that he could go and kill the child of Orunmila. The ebo made by Orunmila was acceptable and the appearance of the moon was delayed for some days and when it wanted to appear, it did not appear once as usual but bit by bit. Therefore, the death could not kill the child of Orunmila. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Ale omo Iku
A bu fun Ojiyan omo Orunmila
Nijo ti won n jiyan
Ebo ni won ni won o se
Ojiyan nikan lo n be leyin to n sebo
Ebo re mo ti da adaju
Ojiyan lo ti mosu o sorun
Oni losu o ba le
Ojiyan lo ti mosu o sorun

Ofun marks it with chalk
Ofun marks it with camwood
Ofun adorns it with palm frond gorgeously
Cast Ifa for Ale, the child of Iku
Cast Ifa for Ojiyan, the child of Orunmila
When they were arguing
They were advised to make ebo
It was only Ojiyan who made the recommended ebo
And his ebo was acceptable
It was Ojiyan who delayed the appearance of the moon
It is today that the moon was supposed to appear
It was Ojiyan who delayed the appearance of the moon

7.
Ifa says people should show true love towards one another. There are enemies among friends. Many people though friends do not pray for greatness for one another. Items to sacrifice here include a big rat, a cock, pap, palm oil and money. On this Ifa says:
Ofun saarasa
Babalawo Eera lo difa fun Eera
A bu fun poporo
Lojo ti won n se ore atilewa
Ebo ni won ni won o se
Gbogbo ira mi
Isoro ope
Eyin o mo peera o fe poporo denu
Ibi suesue lomo araye feni mo
Omo araye o fe a runbe ninu awo tan-anganran

Ofun saarasa
The Babalawo of Eera, the Ant made divination for Eera
Also made divination for Poporo, the corn stick
When they were friends
They were advised to make ebo
All my people
All priests of Ifa
Don’t you know that the Ant does not fully love the corn stick
People only have no genuine love for one
People does not pray for one to eat with an expensive plate

8.
There will be competition over position or chieftaincy this year. We have to be careful about given out chieftaincy titles to people who do not deserve them. Ebo should be made so that the right person will always get to the throne or receive the title. Ifa says one should be gentle and humble, not harsh so that one will have support of the people whenever one is recommended for any title. There is need to make ebo to make people happy at one and support one. The items to sacrifice are pigeons, banana, honey, pap, cold water and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Oorun
Oorun loun o joye amororo
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Osupa
Osupa naa loun o joye amororo
Won ni won o kara nle ebo ni won o se
Osupa nikan lo n be leyin to n tubo
Osupa lo se wo
Eni ba woju ojo oju re a lami
Osupa lo se wo

Ofun marked him with white local chalk
Ofun marked him with camwood
Ofun dressed him with palm frond gorgeously
Ifa revelation to Oorun, the Sun
The Sun wanted to be enthroned as king Amororo
Ofun marked him with white local chalk
Ofun marked him with camwood
Ofun dressed him with palm frond gorgeously
Ifa revelation to Osupa, the Moon
The Moon wanted to be enthroned as king Amororo
They were advised to make ebo
Only Osupa, the Moon made the ebo
It is only Osupa, the Moon that can be glanced at
Whoever glanced at the Sun will have his eyes suffered
It is only Osupa, the Moon that can be looked at

9.
People should always not be overconfident. There should always be acceptance of the fact that no one is perfect and everybody should seek advice from people who know more. This will give long life to people and it will make all the rituals done this year acceptable. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa a lefun
Ofun sa a losun
Ofun sa a ni moriwo yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Alagemo, ti se wolewode Orisa
Alagemo kii ku
Alagemo kii run
Moriwo yeeyeeyee
Boro tun ku leyin ta o mo
Moriwo wa bani toro yii se

Ofun dressed him with white lacal chalk
Ofun dressed him with chalk
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Ifa revelation to the Chameleon, a close partner of Orisa
The Chameleon does not die
The Chameleon does not fall sick
Plenty of palm frond
If there are some rituals we do not understand
Let the palm frond rectify the mistake for us

10.
Ifa has promised to bless all the devotees this year. We should all be grateful to Ifa and we should profess his greatness to the whole world. Ifa should be appeased with 2 rats, 2 fish, 2 hens, a goat, kola nuts, gin and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ope se nahinnahin dagba
A difa fun Ara Eresa
O n tile orun bo waye
Won ni o kara nle ebo ni ko se
Ifa se rere fun mi abi o se rere fun mi?
Ope se rere fun mi
Orunmila se rere fun mi
Ire kari aye

Ope se nahinnahin dagba
Cast Ifa for Ara Eresa
When coming to the Earth
He was advised to make ebo
Has Ifa blessed me or not?
Ope has blessed me
Orunmila has blessed me
The blessing is worldwide

11.
Ifa warns us against conspiracy and being mischievous. This is because, the plans of the conspirators and mischievous people will be fruitless. Those who are conspired against need to make ebo with a he-goat, 3 big rats, palm oil, pap and money. After the ebo, an akose will be done in form of soap or powder to lick. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sarai o yo tooro
A difa fun Eeru
Omo won nile kuo
Nijo aye dite ti won lawon o feeru mole
O fun sarai o yo tooro
A difa fun yanrin
Omo won lale odo
Nito aye dite ti won lawon o fi gbaaro
Ofun fun sarai o yo tooro
A difa fun Omi
Ti somo won ode Otunmoba
Ipa oun o le pare lo n dafa si
Won ni won o kara nle ebo ni o se
Won gbebo nibe won rubo
A kii feeru mole
E rora pero
E rora pete
Akii fi yanrin gbaaro
E rora pero
E rora pete
Ekun la bomi
Omi o bu ku
Eropo tofa
Airogbe ale ana lara omi

Ofun sarai o yo tooro
Cast Ifa for Eeru, the ashes
A native of Kuo
When enemies planned to use it to build a house
Ofun sarai o yo tooro
Cast Ifa for yanrin, the sand
A inhabitant of the river
When enemies planned to use it as clay
Ofun sarai o yo tooro
Cast Ifa for Omi, the water
A native of Otunmoba
He was praying for unforgettable legacy
They were all advised to make ebo
They complied
Nobody uses the ash to build house
Stop conspiring
Stop clandestine plan
Nobody uses the sand as clay
Stop conspiring
Stop clandestine plan
It is with full honour we meet water
The water is not despised
All and sundary
Nobody finds water with the scar of yesterday’s wound

12.
Evil forces will be too many this year. People need to make ebo to repel them. The story here is about Orunmila. When evil forces were ready to go to his house, he made divination and made ebo. The ebo was done with yam porridge and put inside a clay lamp with 16 faces. He put 16 cotton treads in it and lit the fire. He was taking it to Esu with the fire burning. As he was going, he was eating the porridge from the lamp. The evil forces saw him and they thought he was eating/swallowing live coal from the fire because the yam porridge looked like live coal as he is putting it into the mouth. Therefore, they were all afraid of going to the house of Orunmila. The ebo to make here are yam, pepper, palm oil, clay lamp, cotton wool, 3 cocks and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Orunmila
Lojo ti iku oun arun n kanle re re
Ajogun gbogbo n kanle baba ni lilo
Ebo ni won ni o se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
Orunmila n yona mi
Omo Omila n yona mi

Ofun dressed him with white lacal chalk
Ofun dressed him with chalk
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
The day death and disease were planning to go to his house
All evil forces were ready to enter his house
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
Alade, the king was swallowing live coals
Orunmila was swallowing live coals

13.
The leader of the city, state, nation or any society should make ebo to overcome those who are planning to reduce him to nothing. There will be many conspirators against the leader this year. However, with ebo, Ifa has promised to make the leader victorious. There should be ebo with one he-goat, 3 big rats, elephant, buffalo and deer meats, palm oil and money. After the ebo, an akose will be made to make the leader recognized and popular. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa sa sa
A difa fun Akoko Eluju
To n be nirogun ota
Ebo ni won ni o maa se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
Nse tawa o saiyo ju tota lo o
Kedere!
Ninu igbo lerin gbe sola
Ninu igbo lefon gbe ti fi sola
Ninu igbo ni Agbonrin gbe gbosin gbora
Kedere!
Tawa o saiyo ju tota lo o

Ofun sa sa sa
Cast Ifa for Akoko tree in the forest
When he was amidst the enemies
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
Behold, we shall be more conspicuous than the enemies
Clearly conspicuous!
It is inside the forest that the elephant stays and become successful
It is inside the forest that the buffalo lives and become successful
It is inside the forest that the deer stays and become successful and popular
Clearly conspicuous
We shall be more successful than the enemies

14.
Ifa says many rituals and prayers were not acceptable last year. This year, we must always appease Ogun and Osanying to make our sacrifices and prayers acceptable. Ogun should be appeased with a dog and there should be palm frond there when we want to do the appeasement. Osanyin should be appeased with a cock and palm frond must be there as well. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni mariwo
Bo je bi o je
Omo awo lo loogun
A difa fun Baba Oroponjipo
Eyi to ti n rubo tebo re o fin
Eyi to ti n setutu ti ogba
O n se wure laise
Ebo ni won ni o se
Won ni ko lo bo Ogun
Won ni ko bo Osanyin ile baba re

Ofun dressed him with white lacal chalk
Ofun dressed him with chalk
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Whether it is effective or not
The charm is a favourite of the Ifa trainee
Ifa revelation to Baba Oroponjipo
Who has been making unacceptable ebo
Who has been making unsuccessful rituals
Who has been making ineffective prayers
He was advised to make ebo
He was advised to appease Ogun
He was advised to appease the Osanyin in the household of his father

15.
The sick must appease the Iyami for there will be many sickness this year that will not be ordinary but spiritual attack from the Iyami Aje. Anybody that is sick, besides using the recommended medication should make ebo with a big rat, 3 cocks, palm oil, pap and money. Also, an akose to pacify the Iyami should be used by people throughout this year. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila lo fun sa
Ifa mo lo fun sa
O lo fun sa bi eku ti aje je ku
O lo fun sa bi eja ti aje je ku
O lo fun sa bi eye ti aje je ku
O lo fun sa bi eran ti aje je ku
Won ni Orunmila o se nfo bi egun
Won ni Orunmila o se nfo bi eyo
Orunmila loun o fegun
Orunmila loun o feyo
O ni eni to n funfun lara loun n bawi
O ni Iyami Osoronga lo n ba ja
E ba gba okete
E ma gba eniyan
Iyami osoronga!
Aje kii roro ko jerun
Owo bewe oribale oko
Eye buburu ko ma rori awo ba le

Orunmila said it is fading out
I said it is fading out
He said it is fading out like a rat half-eaten by Aje
He said it is fading out like a fish half-eaten by Aje
He said it is fading out like a bird half-eaten by Aje
He said it is fading out like an animal half-eaten by Aje
People asked Orunmila whether he was speaking in Egun language
People asked Orunmila whether he ws speaking in Eyo language
Orunmila said he was not speaking Egun
Orunmila said he was not speaking Eyo
He said he was talking about somebody whose complexion is fading away
He said the person is being victimized by Iyami Osoronga
Please, take the big rat
Do not take human being
You, Iyami Osorong!
No Iyami would be strong to eat erun tree
I have made use of ajeobale leaves
No evil bird dares perch on the head of priest

16.
There will be many marriages and marital issues this year. People should make ebo to have comfortable marital settlement. Men should make ebo to have fortunate wives while women should also be ready to support their husbands. This will make couples happy. The items of the ebo to make are 4 pigeons, honey, gin and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ikere tee lori igi
Ejiworo lorun ope
A difa fun Orunmila
Ifa n lo ree fe Olafopo niyawo
Won lebo ni ko se
Orunmila lo n be leyin to n sebo
Ebo re lo da adaju

Ikere tee lori igi
Ejiworo lorun ope
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When he was going to marry Olafopo
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
And his ebo was acceptable

17.
The pregnant women or those who need pregnancy should make ebo with 2 rats, 2 fish, 2 hens, a big rat, palm oil, pap and money. After making the ebo, they should not buy, kep or eat water yam this year to prevent miscarriage. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Omosike
Omo ewura n dagba laja
Won lebo ni ko se
Eropo ipo tofa
Igba ewura n dagba laja
Loyun Omosike n ya

Ofun dressed him with white lacal chalk
Ofun dressed him with chalk
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Cast Ifa for Omosike
Under whose roof a water yam was developing
She was advised to make ebo
All and sundry
It was when the water yam was developing under the roof
That Omosike was experiencing miscarriage

18.
To overcome enemies, Ifa has recommended ebo with a ram, palm oil and money. After the ebo, an akose will be made in form of soap. On this, Ifa says:
Ikeke tee lori igi
Ejiworo lorun ope
A difa fun Orunmila
To n je nirogun ota
To n fojoojumo kominu ajogun
Won ni ebo ni ko se
O gbebo o rubo
E rora pete mi
A ki i feeru mole
E rora pete mi
A kii fi yanrin maaro
E rora pete mi
Aja o lori abagbo kan
E rora pete mi
Eni kan kii fepo alakan sebe je
E rora pete mi

Ikeke tee lori igi
Ejiworo lorun ope
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When he was amidst the enemies
When he always had fear of attack from evil forces
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
Stop your clandestine conspiracy
Nobody uses the ash to build house
Stop your clandestine conspiracy
Nobody uses the sand as clay
Stop your clandestine conspiracy
The dog cannot withstand the ram in butting
Stop your clandestine conspiracy
Nobody uses the oil produces by the crab to cook soup
Stop your clandestine conspiracy

19.
Ifa says we should not be ungrateful to any Orisa. Oya should be appeased with a he-goat, 3 cocks, palm oil and money so that Oya will avenge on behalf of the Orisa that is not appreciated. The story is about the city of Erin where they were ungrateful to Obalufon. It was Oya who went to the city to avenge. Furthermore, anybody longing for children has to appease Oya and Obalufon. And she should never be ungrateful to the Orisa. Also, here, siblings should be ready to assist one another. On this, Ifa says:
O fun sai
O ya haa
A difa fun Oya to n sunkun omo rele Ira
Adifa fun Aaye to n sunkun omo rode Erin
A woya dele Ira
A a boya
Ija Olufon loya lo ree gbe lerin
Kawi kawi kawi
Oya sele Elerin sawo

It is white
It torn down with sound “haa!”
Ifa revelation to Oya when longing for child to the city of Ira
Ifa revelation to Aaye when longing for child to the city of Erin
We went to the city of Ira in search of Oya
We did not meet Oya
Oya had gone to Erin to avenge for Olufon
Before we were conscious
Oya had totally destroyed the city of Erin

20.
Ifa says people should refrain from stealing this year because, the thieves will be caught and disgraced. Also, anybody whose property is stolen is advised to make ebo and appease Osanyin. The items to sacrifice are 3 cocks, a big rat, palm frond, rope, pap and money. the story is about the tortoise who dressed himself with palm frond to scare people at the market of Ejigbomekun. After the people might have run away with fear, the Tortoise would steal their commodities. The market people then went for divination and they were told to employ Osanyin. It was Osanyin who caught the tortoise and he was disgraced. On this, Ifa says:
Ka sa lefun
Ka sa losun
Ka sa ni moriwo ope yebeyebe
A difa fun Abalahun
To n lo fi moriwo ko won lejigbomekun

Let us mark it with white local chalk
Let us mark it with camwood
Let us dress it with palm frond
Ifa revelation to Alabahun, the tortoise
Who was using palm frond to steal their commodities at Ejigbomekun

21.
Ifa says adultery should be refrained from. If not, the secret will be revealed and the husband of the woman will get to know. This is important because, Ifa says the husband has been suspicious. It is advisable for a man not to go to the house of his friend to look after the family when his friend is not around. For one to catch the concubine of one’s wife, one needs to make sacrifice with white chalk, camwood, 3 cocks, palm oil, pap and money. Also, Ifa warns that we refrain from any taboo or forbidden item. On this, Ifa says:
Ka sa lefun
Ka sa losun
Ka sa ni moriwo ope yebeyebe
A difa fun Orisanla
Nijo ti Agbonrin n ba obirin Orisa sun

Ka sa lefun
Ka sa losun
Ka sa ni moriwo ope yebeyebe
Ifa revelation to Orisanla
When Agbonrin, the deer was having secret love with his wife

22.
People should be prayerful this year over the children. Those who travel with children need to make ebo so that the children will not be harmed along the road. The items to sacrifice include a knife, a big rat, 3 cocks, palm oil, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa
O ya haa
A difa fun Agbado
To n roko alerelodun
Ebo ni won ni o se
O gbebo lairubo
Agbado loun o mo
Oun o ba sebo “O fun sa”
Oun o ba sebo “O ya haa”

It is entirely white
It tears suddenly
Ifa revelation to Agbado, the corn
When going to the farm
He was advised to make ebo
He refused to make the ebo
Agbado, the corn later said with regret
He would have made the ebo of “O fun Sa”
He would have made the ebo of “O ya haa”

AFFILIATED ORISA:
Ifa
Egbe Orun
Oku orun (Ancestors/Departed souls)
Olokun
Olosa
Ogun
Sango
Oya
Osun
Osanyin

TABOOS:
Not to eat the corn that was roasted with the sheath
Argument should be avoided
We must not spread our cloth in an unsafe place
Pregnant woman or any woman that has not stop child bearing must not buy, keep or eat water yam to prevent having miscarriage.

Verses recorded, transcribed and translated by:
Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode (Chairman, Ethics and Scripture Committee)
Araba Olusoji Oyekale (Kwara State Rep)
Ojesola Windare (Osun State Rep)
Awo Fawale Adebayo (Ondo State Rep)
Otunba Kehinde idowu Fagbohun (Oyo State Rep)
Fayemi Abidemi (Oyo State Rep)
Chief Fatunmbi Adeniji (Ogun State Rep)
Fasola Faniyi Babatunde (Ogun State Rep)
Awo Tosin Olomowewe (Lagos State Rep)
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Aboru Aboye Abosise!

Note: We are aware that some people have published some verses of the odu on the internet. While we are not saying the verses they published are incorrect, we strongly believe that the ones we presented here are the ones recited with inspiration from Olodumare. What we mean is that there can be one thousand verses of Ofunosa, but inspiration is what is needed to recite the useful ones at the time of divination; it is inspiration that directs a priest towards the verse(s) he recites on the mat.